Do I Have to Go to Court if I File for Bankruptcy?
We understand that you have a busy life. If you are filing for bankruptcy,
the last thing you probably want to do is to go to court and sit through
hours of debate or discussion. If this is what is holding you back from
filing for bankruptcy, rest assured that you probably won't spend
a lot of time in the court room. In most bankruptcy cases, you only have
to go to one proceeding known as the "meeting of creditors."
At this meeting, you will talk with a bankruptcy trustee and any creditors
that choose to come. This meeting is succinct and simple. The trustee
will probably ask you a few questions regarding the bankruptcy forms that
you have already filled out and may ask you about your financial situation.
At some meetings of creditors, there may be a complication. For example,
you may wish to dispute a debt that you are currently facing. If you decide
to do this, you will be spending more time in court to make sure the issue
is resolved. You may have to request a hearing before a judge. If the
authorities decide that they need to see you in court to resolve a dispute
or hash out a disagreement, you will receive a notice of the court date
and time from your attorney or from the court.
You will need to find the location of the court that serves in your area
and then attend the hearings and act as necessary. A Detroit bankruptcy
attorney can be an invaluable asset in these situations. If you want more
information about bankruptcy filings and court appearances, don't
hesitate to talk to our team at Marshall D. Schultz. Our goal is to facilitate
satisfactory bankruptcies for individuals throughout Michigan.
Call today to learn more!
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