Arkansas Bankruptcy Courts (AR)
Assignment of Arizona court trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases
A trustee is assigned in every case filed in the Arkansas bankruptcy courts if claiming Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 status. The trustee is responsible for protecting the interest of the United States and policing legal compliance. A debtor's schedules form the trustee's first impression, and evince the level of quality and preparation for the case. Most trustees have learned through experience that sloppy forms, poor grammar, and inconsistencies foretell later compliance problems.
Established Arkansas Bankruptcy Court Divisions:
Arkansas Eastern Bankruptcy Court Divisions: Batesville, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff.
Arkansas Western Bankruptcy Court Divisions: El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Hot Springs, Little Rock, and Texarkana.
Most common errors can be cured after filing, unless motivated by willful misrepresentation. In the event the Arkansas court determines creditor misconduct is intentional, an almost omnipresent authority schedules dismissal. In addition, intentional misconduct is punishable by fines, penalties, and in some circumstances, incarceration. The Arkansas courts historically demonstrate little patience for abuse of process.