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What is a Meeting of Creditors? What happens there?

The meeting of creditors is a hearing all debtors are required to attend in their bankruptcy case. It usually occurs between 20 and 40 days after your petition was filed. The trustee assigned to the case will conduct the meeting.

The meeting permits the trustee to review your petition and schedules face-to-face with you. You are required to answer the Trustee's questions under penalty of perjury (after being sworn in) about your property, liabilities, financial condition, and any other matter that could affect the administration of your case or your right to receive a discharge. The trustee will also ask questions to ensure that you understand the bankruptcy process.

The meeting is called a "meeting of creditors" because creditors are notified that they are allowed to attend and ask you questions about your assets or any other thing involving the administration of the case. It is also called a "341 meeting" because it is required to be held under Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code. Creditors are not required to attend the Creditors Meeting and usually do not appear at them.  The meeting usually only takes about 10 - 15 minutes and can be continued if the trustee is not satisfied with the information presented.

If you fail to appear and provide the information requested by the Trustee, he may request that your case be dismissed, or may seek other relief against you for failure to cooperate. If your case involves you and your spouse filing jointly, both of you must be present at the meeting of creditors.

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What documents are needed to file bankruptcy? 

How much is the Court filing fee?

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I attended a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors before my case converted to another chapter. Do I have to attend another meeting? 

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My case was dismissed because I failed to pay all of the installments of the filing fee. Can I file a new bankruptcy case? If so, can I pay the new filing fee in installments? 

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Will the Judge advise me of my options during the bankruptcy case? 

May I speak directly with a Bankruptcy Judge?

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When am I under bankruptcy protection?

Who has access to my bankruptcy file? 

Will all my creditors be notified of my discharge? 

When is my case complete? 

How soon after I get my discharge can I file for bankruptcy again? 

Will the U.S. Bankruptcy Court provide and pay for an interpreter for me? 

What if a creditor tries to collect money after I get a discharge? 

How can I get another copy of my discharge? 

How many years will a bankruptcy show on my credit report? 

How do I get errors removed from my credit report?

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