How often, if ever, will I have to go to court during bankruptcy proceedings? | The Golden Law Group | Helping Residents & Businesses Get Financial Stability | (813) 413-8700 | https://www.brandonlawyer.com | 808 Oakfield Drive, Ste A, Brandon, Florida 33511 | 9040 Town Center Pkwy, Bradenton, Florida 34202
You only have to make one appearance, typically, when you file bankruptcy. The appearance will not be in a courtroom, it will be in a meeting room. The meeting will be with a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 trustee. Your creditors can appear and ask questions. That’s called the 341 Meeting of Creditors, and that’s generally the only time you will need to appear. There are other potential hearings in a bankruptcy case, but most of the time, your attorney can handle them for you. If there is a reason that you need to appear, your attorney should contact you to let you know that you will need to be at a future hearing.