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Does the Bankruptcy Trustee Come to My Home?

2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

No, the bankruptcy trustee, in either chapter 7 or chapter 13, does not come to your home. Pretty quick answer, right? In over a thousand Florida bankruptcy filings to my name, only 1 client has had a bankruptcy trustee's representative appear at the debtor's home for an inspection. This was due to a misunderstanding at the meeting of creditors. The potential for a home visit is extremely rare and usually would be due to suspicion of [...]

Does the Bankruptcy Trustee Come to My Home?2017-01-20T00:06:01-05:00

Bankruptcy Filing in Florida: Who will find out about it?

2017-01-20T00:06:02-05:00

Most likely only the creditors you list in your bankruptcy petition and anyone you tell yourself will find out if you file bankruptcy. I am not aware of a local publication or newspaper that lists people who filed bankruptcy. The only people I have ever seen listed are famous people or someone who has made the news for another reason. Even the Orlando Sentinel appears to only publish businesses that file bankruptcy, not individuals. But [...]

Bankruptcy Filing in Florida: Who will find out about it?2017-01-20T00:06:02-05:00

Meeting of Creditors and Filing Bankruptcy in Florida – Do I Have to Appear in Court?

2017-01-20T00:06:04-05:00

The Meeting of Creditors, or 341, is the "hearing" where your assigned trustee, and any creditors, are allowed to ask you questions related to the bankruptcy you filed. Filing for bankruptcy in Florida is a difficult decision, be it Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Regardless of the type of bankruptcy you file, you will need to appear at the meeting of creditors. This sit-down usually takes place about 30-45 days after your bankruptcy has been [...]

Meeting of Creditors and Filing Bankruptcy in Florida – Do I Have to Appear in Court?2017-01-20T00:06:04-05:00