In most bankruptcy cases, you only have to go to a proceeding called the ‘meeting of creditors’ to meet with the bankruptcy trustee and any creditor who chooses to come. 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.

Occasionally, if complications arise, or if you choose to dispute a debt, you may have to appear before a judge at a hearing. If your need to go to court, you will received notice of the court date and time from the court and/or from your attorney.