Every jurisdiction aside from Alabama and North Carolina have a United States Trustee. Since 1986 the United States Trustee program was created to perform many of the administrative duties of the court. This allows the Bankruptcy Court to focus on the legal disputes that may arise. The US Trustee also performs random audits on debtors and ensures the debtor’s means test calculation is proper.
What does this mean to you?
1. You will probably never see or hear from the US Trustee (only the Bankruptcy trustee who is appointed to your case. Also, you will only hear from the Bankruptcy trustee at the meeting of creditors).
2. The US Trustee mainly just administers the estate.