Post Filing Requirements

Once a bankruptcy case is filed, there are still a few requirements needed from the client before they are discharged free and clear and ready for their fresh start. First, it is important that the client call and obtain from their attorney their case number right after filing their case. With their case number, they can then proceed to complete their Debtor's Education course, as well as give that number to any creditors calling who have not yet received official notice of the bankruptcy filing.

It is also important to find out and remember the date of your 341 Meeting of Creditors. Usually scheduled for about a month after the date of filing, this is an important date in your Chapter 7 bankruptcy. At this meeting, you will be sworn in and give testimony under oath to certain questions asked by the Bankruptcy Trustee regarding your case. After this meeting, there is usually a determination of whether your case should garner a no asset ruling from the Trustee. Thus, it is very important that you do not miss this meeting, so remembering the date of it is paramount.

Finally, it is important to provide any documents to the court that are requested, if any, as well as from your attorney. If you are reaffirming on any secured debts, you will need to work with your attorney to make sure that you complete it and get it filed with the court in the allotted time. Once you have done these things, you will be close to your discharge and that much closer to achieving that fresh start.