Welcome to the home page for the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee in Tacoma Washington. This website is designed to serve as a resource to the Chapter 13 community. Our office is committed to excellence and we strive to provide a high level of trust and service to the participants in the Tacoma/Vancouver areas.
Please browse through the various sections on this site and acquaint yourselves with our local practices, procedures and contact information. I particularly encourage you to review the section of frequently asked questions.
8/25/2016 - TIPS MEETING
This first year has been flying by, and I feel remiss in not having yet scheduled a TIPS meeting. That said, my preference is for a less formal, more social hour (or two) where we can meet, discuss Chapter 13, or simply re-connect. So, I’m hoping you can make it to the Harmon on August 25, from 4:00 to 6:00. Drop in, have a snack, chat, etc. I will provide the food. Please also invite your staff, as I will be inviting mine.
To help in planning the food order, please RSVP to Tracy by August 18.
Looking forward to seeing you all,
Michael G. Malaier
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
10/1/2015 - NOTICE TO DEBTORS
Michael G. Malaier has been appointed as Standing Trustee for all Chapter 13 cases filed at Tacoma and Vancouver in the Western District of Washington. This change does not affect your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case. While your Trustee has changed, no other aspect of your case has. Your assigned case number will not change and this does not affect any scheduled court hearings that you may have. The time, date and location of all scheduled court hearings will remain the same.
Please continue to make regular plan payments as required by your Chapter 13 plan. If you are paying by money order or cashier’s check, please make payments payable to “Chapter 13 Trustee”. The payment address remains the same. If you have setup automatic payments through Nationwide TFS (tfsbillpay.com), payments will continue as scheduled, you do not need to take any action. If you are making plan payments through an employer wage deduction, you also do not need to take any action. For more information please visit our payments page.
Lastly, please do not contact the Trustee’s office in Seattle about your case. Your Chapter 13 Case is still administered by the Trustee’s office in Tacoma. If you need to write or call the Trustee regarding your case, please use the contact information located on this site.
While the Trustee's staff will do their best to assist you, please remember, neither the Trustee nor a member of his staff can give legal advice. You must contact your attorney if you feel any changes are needed to your plan. This and other types of legal advice can only be provided by your attorney.