Once you have made the decision to file for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, the process is fairly straightforward. A trustee meeting, otherwise known as a “meeting of creditors” or “341 hearing” will be scheduled approximately 30 days after your initial petition is filed. This trustee meeting is the only time you will have to go to court during your bankruptcy. Burke Smith and Dana Ulrich help prepare clients for the trustee meeting and ensure they know what will be expected of them. For more information about filing for bankruptcy with our firm, call our Omaha office today.
Omaha, Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys who understand the trustee meeting process
A “trustee” is the person appointed to administer your bankruptcy case and represent the interests of your unsecured creditors. This meeting is an opportunity for the trustee to ask you questions under oath; he or she will want to verify that you have been truthful in the documents you directed your attorney to file on your behalf and to ensure that you have not attempted to hide assets or defraud creditors. Your creditors will be permitted to attend and are allowed to question you regarding the details of the debts you owe them. Having an attorney present can help assure that the trustee meeting goes smoothly.
Our Omaha, Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys will guide you through the trustee meeting. Our lawyers will ensure that all the steps required, between filing your petition and the trustee meeting are handled properly. This will ensure that the trustee does not have to reschedule your hearing for a later date. Should any creditors attend the hearing we will vigorously challenge any disputes they may bring to your bankruptcy. The chances of your case proceeding smoothly and successfully are increased by having an experienced lawyer representing you. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Nebraska attorneys who support clients throughout the bankruptcy process
While the trustee meeting does not take a great deal of time, Burke Smith understands that it can be nerve-wracking for clients. This is why our attorneys support our clients through the entire bankruptcy process. We will be in touch with you regularly prior to the trustee meeting to make sure you know when and where it is, and what you need to bring with you. We will come with you to the meeting and answer any questions you may have as well as assisting the trustee in the administration of the case. We know that this is a stressful and anxious time for you; we will do whatever we can to make this process as smooth as possible. Contact our office today.