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Law Offices of Bruce F. Jobe, P.A. - Specializing in bankruptcy law, representing individuals and small business in southeastern North Carolina

Law offices of Bruce of Jobe, P.A.

Debtor FAQ's

Will I have to go to court?

Yes. About 30 to 60 days after filing the bankruptcy petition, you will have to attend a 341 hearing, also known as the First Meeting of Creditors. The bankruptcy trustee will preside over the hearing and oversee your bankruptcy case, not a judge. At the 341 hearing the trustee will ask you questions under oath regarding the content of your bankruptcy papers, your assets, debts and other matters. Creditors will also be permitted to ask you questions, although creditors’ questions are usually limited to a few and in most cases creditors do not ask questions at all. If the Law Offices of Bruce F. Jobe, P.A. is retained to represent you, one of our attorneys will appear at the 341 hearing with you.

After the 341 hearing you normally do not need to return to court. However, if a creditor or the trustee files a motion or an adversary action, you may have to appear in court.

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Law Offices of Bruce F. Jobe, P.A.
4312 Ludgate Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-739-1010