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West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 1,857 bankruptcy filings in West Virginia 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 West Virginia as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The West Virginia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in West Virginia 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 West Virginia Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 8.30%. 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) West Virginia

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in West Virginia 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.

NorthernHelen M. Morris(304) 744-6730
SouthernHelen M. Morris(304) 744-6730

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees West Virginia

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

NorthernAaron C. Amore(304) 885-4117
NorthernThomas H. Fluharty(304) 624-7832
NorthernRobert L. Johns(304) 720-2300
NorthernMartin P. Sheehan(304) 232-1064
SouthernAaron C. Amore(304) 885-4117
SouthernJanet S. Holbrook(304) 691-8330
SouthernRobert L. Johns(304) 720-2300
SouthernArthur M. Standish(304) 353-8135