Do I have to go to bankruptcy court? 5 Answers as of April 05, 2011If I settled a case with a creditor several years ago ( I have a copy of the canceled check), and now the case is showing online as status call, but I did not receive any letter or summons, do I have to go to the court date? If I hadn't looked it up I wouldn't even know about it.
Financial Relief Law Center | Mark Alonso
You should check with the creditor. They simply may have not filed a satisfaction with the court on this matter. Confirm with the creditor directly that their records show the matter is settled and you should always be sure to get settlements in writing.
Answer Applies to: California
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
The creditor probably filed the case and did not proceed because you settled the matter. Instead of spending the costs and energy in dismissing the case, the creditor is probably letting it go until the court decides to dismiss it for want of prosecution (or bc no action has been taken during a period of time like 1yr). If you want, contact the creditor and send them a copy of your settlement letter and a copy of the check and ask them to dismiss the case.
Answer Applies to: Washington