Will I have to go to court after I file for bankruptcy?

No.  However, about 6 weeks after you file, you must attend what bankruptcy law calls the “meeting of creditors.”  This administrative hearing is conducted by the Chapter 7 trustee assigned to your case;  no judge is present.  An attorney from our office (if retained) will accompany you at the meeting.  The trustee asks you very simple questions which can be answered with “yes” or “no.”  Any of your creditors attending the meeting may then briefly ask you a few questions.  This is rare however, since in most consumer Chapter 7 cases non of the creditors appear.

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