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Weinberg & Ziegler PLLC, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Attorneys – Olympia, Washington

When you need a Bankruptcy Attorney in the Olympia area, give us a call.  The lawyer you need at US Bankruptcy Court:  Weinberg & Ziegler, PLLC

324 West Bay Drive NW, Suite 201  Olympia WA

A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is sometimes called a Wage-Earner Plan because a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is open from 3 to 5 years and a Chapter 13 case requires a monthly payment to the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee.  The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee receives the monthly plan payments from you and administers the received funds in the manner set out in the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you save your home or restore your driving privileges.

You have the opportunity through the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan to propose how your plan payments will be used.  These plan payments can be used to bring mortgage or car payments current, or to pay delinquent taxes that may not be dischargeable, or to define payment of child support arrears or other special types of debts and accounts.  A Chapter 13 bankruptcy may also make payments to general unsecured creditors.  Some plans pay all general unsecured claims.  Some plans pay nothing to general unsecured claims.  Call us if you have questions.

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Attorney Morgan Ziegler

A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing can also simply bring the protection of the bankruptcy court and provide time for a financial reorganization through sale of assets or a refinance of a home or real property.

We do not generally charge a fee for an initial consultation for a personal bankruptcy.  Call our office if you would like to learn more about filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with Weinberg & Ziegler, PLLC or request a callback or appointment.


Michael G. Malaier is the Chapter 13 Trustee in most of our cases.  If your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy has already been filed and you want to check the status of your bankruptcy case you can go to the Trustee’s Website and check the case status at almost anytime using your case number and personal information.

We have a handout on the Downloads Page that may help you understand how the Trustee disburses your plan payments.

The correspondence address for the Chapter 13 Trustee is:

Chapter 13 Trustee Michael G. Malaier

1551 Broadway Suite 600

Tacoma WA 98402

Payments to a Chapter 13 Plan should be made by money order or cashier check to:

Michael G. Malaier

PO Box 120

Memphis TN 38101-0120

Be sure to write your case number on payments you send to Memphis to be certain that they are credited to your case. The Trustee has a webpage that explains how the plan payments work from their perspective.

Would you like to set up electronic payments to the Trustee on your Chapter 13 case?  

To arrange electronic payments to your plan click on this link:

The Chapter 13 Trustee has a Frequently Asked Questions page that may answer many routine questions.  You can visit that page by clicking on this link.

We are located at 324 West Bay Drive NW, Suite 201

Olympia, Washington 98502

You can reach us by telephone at (360) 943-6200

Our fax number is (360) 943-4827

We are a debt relief agency. 

We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.