The trustee is the person who is hired by the Department of Justice to oversee and administer what is called a bankruptcy estate. A bankruptcy estate is created once somebody files bankruptcy. A bankruptcy estate encompasses all of your assets. Through certain laws in the state of Florida, as well as, Federal law, there are certain assets that may be exempt from that process, but as it stands, the trustee’s job is to administer the estate and, in some cases, they stand in the shoes of the creditors when enforcing the bankruptcy rules.