When You File for Bankruptcy, Do You Have to Go To Court?

When You File for Bankruptcy, Do You Have to Go To Court?

The truth is, once you file for bankruptcy, you will likely never see the inside of a courtroom...

It is easy to understand someone’s worries about going to court if they file for bankruptcy.  The thought of going before a judge in the courtroom is enough to make anyone cringe.  The truth is, once you file for bankruptcy, you will likely never see the inside of a courtroom if you have accurately filed all of your necessary paperwork.

The only requirement that even remotely resembles a court appearance will be your attendance at a 341 meeting of creditors.  At this meeting, your trustee will ask you questions regarding your financials.  This is usually an informal meeting that lasts about 20 minutes maximum and takes place outside of a courtroom.