What Should You Expect at Your Court Hearing?
Helping Clients Prepare for Their Bankruptcy Proceedings
One thing that concerns many people about bankruptcy is the idea of going to court. It is true that, like most legal proceedings, every bankruptcy case requires a court hearing. However, this hearing is generally much shorter and less formal than most people expect.
At the Atlanta metro area law firm of Jamie L. Gingold, PC, GingoldBankruptcyLaw.com (Formerly practicing with Gingold & Gingold LLC), our attorneys are committed to relieving our clients’ stress while guiding them through the bankruptcy process. If you retain us to handle your case, we will make sure you know what to expect at your court hearing.
Preparing Your Case So That the Hearing Will Go Smoothly
Once you file bankruptcy, the court will schedule a hearing, also known as a meeting of creditors (although, in most cases, creditors do not attend these meetings). This is a court proceeding, but it is not a trial, and your attorney will be with you every step of the way, from start to finish.
As long as your filing has been prepared correctly by an experienced bankruptcy lawyer and has disclosed all of your debts and assets to the court, your actual hearing should only last five or ten minutes.
Some of these hearings are held in courthouses, but some are held in other locations such as hotel conference rooms. Because your hearing is a court proceeding, it is important to dress conservatively, but otherwise, the process is very informal, and our firm will prepare you in advance.
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Our firm is made up of two experienced and dedicated Georgia lawyers: Ira D. Gingold, who has been a bankruptcy attorney since 1971 and Court-appointed Bankruptcy Trustee from 1971-2013, and Jamie L. Gingold, who has practiced bankruptcy, real estate and business law since 2001.