Will You Have to Go to Court?

No, not usually, especially if the lawyer does her or his job. In most bankruptcy cases, you only have to go to a proceeding called a 341 hearing to meet with the bankruptcy trustee and any creditor who chooses to come. This is not a court proceeding. Most of the time, this meeting will be a short and simple procedure where you are asked a few questions about your bankruptcy forms and your financial situation. Read more

What Else Should You Know about Bankruptcy?

Utility services: Public utilities, such as the electric company, cannot refuse or cut off service because you have filed for bankruptcy. However, the utility can require a deposit for future service and you do have to pay bills which arise after bankruptcy is filed. Read more

Bankruptcy … Some Plain Talk

Bankruptcy. Admit it, just the mere mention of the word “bankruptcy” stirs emotions within you. You need to be aware that most of the emotion you feel when you hear the word bankruptcy is based on things you hear from others, read in the newspapers or see on TV. And the fact is, you may be getting a lot of bad information even from people who may have your best interests in mind. Read more

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