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Trustees And Discharge

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What is the name of your state? Ohio

I filed Chapter 7 in 02/2003. I met with the trustee in 05/2003. The only asset I had was a vehicle (1997 mini van). The van was valued at $3600 and $1000 of that is exempt in Ohio. The trustee wanted me to pay $2600 to keep the van. Nothing was signed at that time concerning the van. I assumed it was a negotiation process on the amount. Three months went by with no word from my lawyer or the trustee. Then in 08/2003 I received my discharge papers from the court (still with no word from my lawyer or the trustee). Last week (11/2003) I receive a letter from the courts stating that my case as been assigned to a different judge and now the trustee is looking for the $2600.

Am I discharged? If so, I thought a creditor can no longer collect on the debt. And since the trustee represents the creditor, can she still attempt to collect?



a trustee isn't a creditor, a trustee is basically the owner of ALL of your assets that weren't exempt in bankruptcy.

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