By: Daniel Stone
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Do I have to go to Court if I file for bankruptcy?
Article written by Columbia SC bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone
A prospective client usually wants to know if they will be required to attend bankruptcy court if they file for bankruptcy. My answer is that percentage wise, only a small number of Debtors attend bankruptcy court for various reasons. The percent is a little higher in chapter 13 cases where debtors can be in a case for as long as five years . Debtors are required though to attend “creditors meeting” which usually involves just a trustee asking a few questions. Creditors are allowed to attend and ask questions but in most cases , they do not.
Even if you are required to attend bankruptcy court at some point during your case, many hearings are routine and only require your attendance .