What Can I Expect When I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

What Can I Expect When I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

One of the first questions clients ask our bankruptcy attorney is what can they expect when they file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This series of articles covers some of the basics about Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Our previous article covered how bankruptcy lawyers should go over the different types of bankruptcy with their clients, including providing and overview of Chapter 7. They should also discuss what the process of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy entails. Here are a few more things you can expect:

Meeting with Creditors

A trustee will be appointed by the court to supervise your bankruptcy. You will then need to meet with your trustee and creditors an answer questions about your debts and property. Your bankruptcy lawyer will be present at this meeting.

Discharge Order

After the bankruptcy has been filed and you’ve answered all questions from the trustee and your creditors, your case will continue to be reviewed. If there are additional questions or concerns, those will need to be addressed by your bankruptcy lawyer on your behalf. Once all the requirements have been met to the satisfaction of the court, you will receive a discharge order which relieves you from your unsecured debt.

When represented by a bankruptcy attorney, a discharge order in many cases can be granted in approximately three months. If you have a lot of property or extenuating circumstances, the process could take longer. Drose Law Firm has spent more than three decades handling cases involving bankruptcy. Charleston residents and those in surrounding areas turn to our bankruptcy lawyer for their debt resolution and debt settlement needs. Give us a call to schedule a consultation today.