Civil court appearance required after filing for bankruptcy? 16 Answers as of June 24, 2011

Do I have to attend civil court after I filed for bankruptcy?

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Jackson White, PC
Jackson White, PC | Spencer Hale
It depends on if you provided notice of the bankruptcy to the plaintiff.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 6/24/2011
Breckenridge and Walton
Breckenridge and Walton | Alan D. Walton
If your filing included notice to the court (I assume you mean state court - bankruptcy is also a "civil" court action), then the court will have canceled the hearing, because the Federal law of bankruptcy trumps the state court law. Your attorney should have provided for the notification of the court, the plaintiff and the attorney for plaintiff when you filed.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/23/2011
Burnham & Associates
Burnham & Associates | Stephanie K. Burnham
If the Court Hearing is based on non-payment of debt and it was included in your Bankruptcy you should notify the Court that you have filed Bankruptcy and the hearing will likely be canceled - unless there are specific circumstances that would not allow the debt to be discharged.
Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
Replied: 6/23/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
You should contact the opposing party and notify them you filed BK.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/23/2011
Law Office of Maureen O' Malley
Law Office of Maureen O' Malley | Maureen O'Malley
If you've been sued in civil court, and you file bankruptcy, you could let the court and the plaintiff's lawyer know about the bankruptcy. But you don't appear in civil court for the completion of your bankruptcy. Rather, you attend a meeting of creditors, where the trustee can ask you questions.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 6/23/2011
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc. | David VanDyke
    Yes. You are required to attend a section 341 meeting to give basic testimony regarding your assets and debts.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/22/2011
    Evan M. Altman Attorney at Law
    Evan M. Altman Attorney at Law | Evan M. Altman
    May be a good idea to be safe.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/22/2011
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC | Richard James Symmes
    After filing bankruptcy, you will most likely only need to go to court 1 time for your meeting of creditors.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/22/2011
    Financial Relief Law Center
    Financial Relief Law Center | Mark Alonso
    You need to attend a 341 hearing in bankruptcy court after you file.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/22/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    You haven't said what court or what type case, so there's no way to know. Your post indicates you made the horrible mistake of filing pro se. That is ALWAYS a bad move. A lawyer would make sure actions that can be stayed are stayed, and that you'd know if anything requires a response (or a suggestion of bankruptcy filing).
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/22/2011
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