U.S. Trustee’s Office: John Wayne of the Bankruptcy Court
For decades, the actor John Wayne played the part of the sheriff in Western movies. Citizens of frontier towns were able to live their quiet lives, but if they stepped over the line and into criminal conduct, they risked reprimand by the tall, forceful and loud-voiced sheriff.
In the context of federal bankruptcy law and bankruptcy courts, the United States Trustee’s Office plays a part similar to that of John Wayne’s sheriff. More specifically stated, the mission of the U.S. Trustee Program is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the public.
Attorneys for the U.S. Trustee’s Office have standing in bankruptcy cases to fight for the fair process upon which all of the related parties rely. UST attorneys may take action to prevent fraud and abuse, refer matters for criminal investigation, ensure that fees are reasonable, review disclosure statements, and advocate for changes to procedural and substantive bankruptcy law.
Want to know more about the United States Trustee Program and the role they may play in your bankruptcy? The attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to answer this and many more important questions. Talk to our professionals today so that you can begin the process of moving toward financial freedom.