Office Information

Staff Contact Information and Office Flow Chart

Where we are
The Office of Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee is located in the Historic Downtown District of Charlottesville, Virginia. Court Hearings and Section 341 Meetings are not held at the Trustee's Office. For information about Hearing and Meeting locations, see Court Hearings and Section 341 Meetings. If you need directions to the Trustee's Office, please contact us by phone first.

How to reach us

By phone:  (434) 817-9913

By fax:  (434) 817-9916

By email:  See the appropriate email department below:

Where to send payments
All payments must include your full name and your full case number.

Make checks and money orders payable to Herbert L. Beskin, Trustee.

Mail payments to:
Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 1961
Memphis TN 38101-1961

Where to send correspondence
All CORRESPONDENCE must include your full name and your full case number.

Mail correspondence to:
Chapter 13 Trustee's Office
P. O. Box 2103
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Trustee's Pledge of Excellence

Standing trustees are appointed by United States Trustees under 28 U.S.C. 586 to administer Chapter 12-13 bankruptcy cases. The following "Pledge of Excellence" was developed by the U.S. Trustee Program in conjunction with the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees to reflect that standing trustees are committed to the highest standards of professional, moral and ethical conduct.

This information may be found at the U.S. Trustee Program's website. Below, please find the full text of the Trustee's pledge.

Standing Trustee Pledge of Excellence.

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 inquiries.
  • 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 ledger.
  • 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 erroneous payments.
  • 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 funds.