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What is the Timeline for Bankruptcy?
Our goal is to get you through the bankruptcy process quick and smooth. Complicated cases can make the process go longer, but here is a general idea of the events that take place from now until the end:
1- Free Initial Consultation;
2- Barring the need to file an emergency petition, we will take about a week getting your
petition ready to file;
3- Before we file, we will have another meeting with you to review the petition and sign it
(be patient at this meeting, petitions are 50-100 pages long and require multiple signatures);
4- A few days after we file, we will get a notice from the Court setting the date and time for
your first court hearing, which is called the 341 Meeting of Creditors;
5- About a week after we file, you’ll get a letter from the trustee appointed over your case,
the letter will ask you to send the trustee some information;
6- About a month after we file, we’ll attend the 341 Meeting of Creditors at the court house;
7- Assuming all has gone smoothly, 60 to 90 days after the Meeting of Creditors, the Court will issue a discharge, which eliminates your debts; and
8- About 60 days after the discharge, the case will officially close.
There are a number of things that are left out of this general timeline that we will assist you in getting done. The key that we
focus on is continual communication from beginning to end.