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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