Do I have to appear in court for bankruptcy?
The 341 hearing
You are normally required to be present for the initial hearing, known as the 341 hearing or the Meeting of Creditors. This is a mandatory hearing that must be attended by the debtor(s) who filed bankruptcy. The hearing is normally thirty (30) to forty-five (45) days after filing bankruptcy. However, because of the Covid emergency, you can do it via telephone.
COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently the US TRUSTEE HAS ELECTED TO CONTINUE TO LIMIT IN COURT APPEARANCES IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND OTHERS.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE—ALL COURT HEARINGS WILL BE HELD TELEPHONICALLY.
If you were to ask yourself the question: “Do I have to appear in court for bankruptcy?” then we can understand that it may be uncomfortable to appear officially for this hearing. But rest assured, we have your back.
We will provide you with the questions and call-in information and guide you the answers prior to the hearing. Once you’ve begun your journey to “a new beginning” with us, you can imagine your life with no more bills or bill collectors harassing you, AND you get to do your court appearance from your own home or couch.
We are here to help make the rest of the process just as easy for you as possible. If you are curious about what we can do for your specific situation, feel free to contact us with no obligation.