What happens after I file?

Shortly after the petition is filed, the United States Trustee appoints a trustee and the court will issue a Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - No Proof of Claim Deadline. This notice is sent to all creditors in the case and contains the following information:

  • Debtor’s name
  • Date/time/location of the First Meeting of Creditors (also known as 341 Meeting)
  • Deadline to file a complaint objecting to discharge or dischargeability of debts
  • Deadline to object to exemptions

Note: Please read the notice carefully.  The meeting may not be held in the courthouse, but may be held at another location.