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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 and find more answers to your bankruptcy questions on our Bankruptcy FAQ page.

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