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How often, if ever, will I have to go to court during bankruptcy proceedings?

Our Professional Answer:

Going to court is one of the things that bothers people the most when they file bankruptcy. There are different circumstances. At Chapter 7, we will attend one meeting of creditors with you called the 341 Meeting. In Chapter 13, there will be that 341 meeting and typically, there is a meeting to confirm your plan but in most cases, you do not attend that, only your attorney will attend, in where it may happen on the telephone. In Chapter 11 cases, these are much more complex and involves significant assets or many properties. It is hard to determine but usually your attorney handles these cases and these court appearances, and you infrequently have to attend.