Peter Orville wrote about the impact of the Chapter 13 trustee’s commission
The point he makes goes to the heart of the debate about whether car loans or current mortgage payments are paid by the Chapter 13 trustee or directly by the debtor. Here in California, with mortgage payments regularly in the $3,000-6,000 a month, requiring debtors to pay their mortgages through the trustee increases the debtor’s cash requirements significantly.
Proponents of making payments through the trustee note the advantages in the event of accounting disputes and the added visibility it gives the trustee. My fear is that at 7-10% commission, routing mortgage payments through the plan is just another barrier to a successful Chapter 13 plan.