Will I Have to Go to Court?

In Chapter 7and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, you only have to go to a proceeding called the “meeting of creditors” (also known as a 341 meeting) to meet with the bankruptcy trustee and any creditor who chooses to come.
Most of the time, this meeting will be a short and simple procedure where you are asked a few questions about your bankruptcy forms and your financial situation. Occasionally, if complications arise, or if you choose to dispute a debt, 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/or from your attorney.