In most bankruptcy cases, you only have to go to a proceeding called the Meeting of Creditors to meet with the bankruptcy trustee and any creditor who chooses to come. This meeting will take place about 30 days after the bankruptcy filing. The trustee is not a judge but an individual appointed by the United States Trustee to oversee your case. Most of the time, this meeting will be a short proceeding where you are asked questions about your bankruptcy forms and your financial situation. Occasionally, if a creditor or the trustee files a motion or an adversary proceeding, you may have to appear before a judge at a hearing. If you need to go to court, you will receive notice of the court date and time from the court and your attorney.
← Do I have to go to court?