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Iowa Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Iowa. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 3,148 bankruptcy filings in Iowa for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in Iowa as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Iowa Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Iowa is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of Iowa Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 6.70%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Iowa

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Iowa broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

NorthernCarol F. Dunbar(319) 233-6327
SouthernCarol F. Dunbar(319) 233-6327

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Iowa

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Iowa broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

NorthernMichael C. Dunbar(319) 233-6327
NorthernLarry S. Eide(641) 423-4264
NorthernWil L. Forker(712) 252-1395
NorthernRenee K. Hanrahan(319) 848-6040
NorthernWesley B. Huisinga(319) 365-9461
NorthernDonald H. Molstad(712) 255-8036
NorthernSheryl L. Schnittjer(563) 922-9702
SouthernWesley B. Huisinga(319) 365-9461
SouthernDonald F. Neiman(515) 246-5877
SouthernDeborah L. Petersen(712) 328-8808
SouthernRobert G. Schlegel(319) 653-2147
SouthernCharles L. Smith(712) 325-9000