Questions posed to a Harwood Heights bankruptcy attorney include, do I have to go to court?
The answer is yes, you do have to go to court. However, most of the time it’s just for one court date and in reality, the court date is what is called the 341 meeting of creditors. And it’s not a court date where you would have to go in front of a judge. The court dates or the meeting for the 341 is done in front of the trustee who is the person who conducts the meeting. Generally, that is the only court date or court meeting. And that is the only meeting that you would have to go to generally speaking in a Chapter 7 or a bankruptcy Chapter 13 case.
However, it is possible that you would have to go to court in front of the judge for certain things. Those would be things that you would need to testify in front of the judge for. Generally speaking, that is a very rare circumstance. The attorneys are the, your attorney is the person who would generally go to court for you if anything happens. He is the person that will go to court for you. That’s what you are paying him to do. That is why you should not think of hiring cheap bankruptcy lawyers. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to bankruptcy attorneys. You want to make sure that the attorney you hire is a darn good attorney. Make sure that the attorney is familiar with all areas of consumer bankruptcy before you decide to hire that attorney.
Let’s move back to the court appearances. Your court appearances are very limited; usually it’s not even a court appearance in front of a judge but a meeting in front of a trustee with your attorney and with any creditors that decide to show up for your 341 meeting. You should be prepared in advance by your attorney and you should have a good idea of the type of questions that will be asked. You will also have to have your photo id and proof of social security number at your hearing. If you do not understand a question that the trustee is asking, turn to your attorney for a clarification. You do not want to answer until you are sure what the trustee is asking. For more details, contact a local bankruptcy lawyer to assist you in the process.