What to Expect When Filing Bankruptcy

What can I expect when I meet with the Trustee assigned to my bankruptcy case?

Our clients typically attend only one meeting, called the Meeting of Creditors, during the course of a bankruptcy case.  This meeting is a critical part of the bankruptcy case and it provides an opportunity for the Trustee to ask questions and review the assets, debts, and financial circumstances to determine whether the case should be permitted to proceed routinely. The meeting is scheduled by the Bankruptcy Clerk's Office after the case is filed.  It will be scheduled approximately 20-30 days after the case is filed.

The Trustee will confirm that the individual that filed the case reviewed all of the documents filed with the court and ensure that all information disclosed to the court is accurate. Expect to answer several questions that are designed to make sure that all assets and all debts have been disclosed. These questions will cover the same topics that we discuss with all of our clients as we work together to prepare the documents that will be presented to the court. The entire meeting will last approximately ten minutes depending upon the complexity of the case.

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We know your pain because we've been there. Our founder had to deal with the overwhelming consequences of bankruptcy and climb his way back to financial freedom - we're here to help you do the same.

Don't forget that we offer a free consultation! Contact us online or call us at 877-827-9006 to discuss how exemptions can help you protect your property in a bankruptcy case. You always have a friend to turn to at Harold Shepley & Associates, we are experienced bankruptcy attorneys and we're waiting to hear from you. Call today, there is always hope.

  • Over 1 million businesses and individuals file for bankruptcy each year.

  • Most often, events beyond your control are responsible, including medical expenses, reduced income, job loss, and foreclosure.

  • Regardless of your circumstances, you need an experienced hand to help you in setting things right again.

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