After filing bankruptcy, what does it mean when the trustee files a motion requesting denial of exemptions?
Among the things the trustee will look at is the listing of certain property that a debtor claims is "exempt" and therefore not available to pay the claims of creditors. It's entirely possible that information came to light during a meeting of creditors that made the trustee want to reconsider some of the property you listed as exempt.
As a result, the trustee's motion will probably point out the property that you claimed was exempt, argue to the court that it should not be exempt, and therefore should be available to pay the claims of your creditors.
As you are represented by counsel, make sure the counsel fully explains to you these procedures and their ramifications should the trustee win the motion.
Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.