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What to Expect in Court

Looking to File for Bankruptcy in Bend or Hermiston?

Approximately six weeks after your petition for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy has been filed, a hearing will be held in the bankruptcy court. This gives the Bankruptcy Trustee an opportunity to review the information in your petition with you. He or she will ask questions about your bank account, payments, and assets. This hearing is usually quite brief and to the point. Most of the time, you get to keep all of your property. Because of the complexities in the bankruptcy process, it is advisable that you work with me, your Bend attorney in preparing all of the Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy documents that need to be filed with the court as part of your petition.

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The court will require picture identification, proof of your social security number, your most recent tax return and proof of wages or income. As your Bend Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy attorney, I will ensure that any bankruptcy exemptions are properly documented before filing. Your creditors may attend this hearing but usually do not. In a Chapter 7 case, your debts will usually be discharged within four months after you have filed your case. In the Chapter 13 case, you must complete your payment plan ensuring every payment is received by the Trustee in a timely fashion before your debts are fully discharged. Failure to make payments on time or provide the information requested by the Trustee could result in your petition being dismissed.

We understand how vital your case is to your future and I will work tirelessly on your case to make sure it receives the personal attention it deserves. Much of my work is done electronically which allows me to respond quickly to your needs. As an experienced Oregon bankruptcy attorney, I have handled thousands of cases and I am ready to answer any questions you may have. Let my 43 years of experience work for you when you need to file for bankruptcy through my Bend or Hermiston office.