Saturday, February 1, 2014

Duties of the debtor -- Attendance at the Meeting of Creditors

For all individuals who file for bankruptcy in Bucks County, one of the duties they must perform is attending the Meeting of the Creditors.  They must also submit to a formal examination by the Trustee, which involves answering questions under oath.

Your Bucks County bankruptcy lawyer should inform you that you are also required to bring a picture I.D. issued by a governmental unit and proof of your Social Security number, normally in the form of your Social Security card or a W-2 (no copies, original documents only).

A debtor is also required to bring with them evidence of their present income (i.e. a recent pay stub) and a recent statement of your checking/savings accounts.

Certain cases will require additional information.  It is best to talk to your lawyer about the requirements and your lawyer should anticipate any unique circumstances in your case that would warrant additional documentation.  For example, if you are recently divorced, you should contact your Bucks County Divorce Lawyer to get a copy of your Marital Separation Agreement/Property Settlement Agreement just in case the trustee wants to see any asset division.

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