Will a Bankruptcy Lawyer Go to Hearings With Me?

If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy to clear your financial name, you probably have many questions about what’s going to happen next. The answer really depends on which type of bankruptcy you filed, as well as your individual situation.

However, you can be sure that your attorney will be by your side every step of the way. This includes attending hearings when necessary. Below, we discuss when you might need to attend a bankruptcy hearing and when you can sit back and let your lawyer handle the rest.

Attending a 341 Hearing

The only time you should have to attend a hearing is if you filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy is when you opt to have your assets liquidated and sold so you can pay as much as possible to your creditors. As part of this process, there will be a meeting with your creditors known as the 341 hearing.

This is your creditors’ chance to discuss your debts and review any discrepancies. Although the vast majority of your creditors won’t bother to show up to this hearing, you’ll need to be prepared to present your information to the best of your knowledge. When you enlist the help of an attorney, they can present this information on your behalf.

Let Your Attorney Handle the Rest

When any other issues, hearings, or court dates arise, you shouldn’t have to attend when your interests are represented by an attorney. Of course, you certainly can attend if you wish. While you’re working hard to rebuild your life after bankruptcy, your lawyer can attend your hearings and court dates so your debts can be discharged as quickly as possible.

An Indiana Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Ready to Help

Should you need assistance declaring bankruptcy, or if you have questions about your upcoming 341 meeting, get in touch with a qualified Indiana bankruptcy lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. You can schedule a case evaluation today when you complete the online contact form below or call our office at 1-812-232-7400.