Welcome to the website for Locke D. Barkley, Chapter 13 Trustee
I hope that you find the information
provided on our website both informative and helpful. Here you will
find general bankruptcy information for debtors, their attorneys,
and creditors. In addition to the information provided in the
website, we have also included trustee office information,
downloadable calendars for 341(a) Meetings of Creditors, and
If you need additional information
that is not available here, please go to the Contact List for
Locke D. Barkley, Trustee
IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW
STANDING TRUSTEE'S PLEDGE OF
Standing Trustees are committed to
excellence and to providing a high level of trust and service to
chapter 13 debtors and creditors. Creditors, debtors, attorneys,
judges and others who come into contact with Standing Trustees are
entitled to service which adheres to the highest standards of
professional, moral and ethical conduct.
- The trustee's office should be open and operating Monday
through Friday during regular business hours.
- The trustee should have a system in place to promptly respond
in a meaningful manner to inquiries from debtors, creditors,
attorneys, and other interested parties.
- If the trustee is not personally available, the trustee should
have competent staff available to assist or to respond to
- The trustee should work to ensure that debtors comply with
their obligations under the Bankruptcy Code and Rules.
- The trustee should work to ensure that debtors comply with the
provisions of their plan and should take appropriate action if the
debtor fails to commence plan payments when required or if there is
a subsequent default in plan performance.
- The trustee should maintain a system which efficiently tracks
the progress and the receipts and disbursements in every chapter 13
case, from the time it is filed until the case is closed.
- The trustee should have a system to timely and accurately
record all receipts and disbursements on the appropriate debtor
- The trustee should disburse plan payments to creditors on a
monthly basis, and should have procedures in place to properly
classify and pay creditors' claims and to detect and recover any
- The trustee should ensure that all trust account ledgers and
accounts are balanced on a monthly basis and should have a
procedure to regularly review all cases with significantly large
balances on hand or other fund irregularities.
- The trustee should maintain a reasonably comprehensive system
of internal controls over accounting and office operations, both
paper and electronic, to safeguard estate assets and trust
Note: Neither the Trustee
nor her staff are engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other
professional advice. You should seek the assistance from a