Are you looking to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy during the pandemic? You can now attend your bankruptcy hearings from the comfort of your own home and have our Birmingham bankruptcy lawyer at the virtual hearing with you. To protect everyone involved, all bankruptcy courts have suspended in-person hearings.
Before the pandemic commenced, the normal procedure after filing a bankruptcy in Bessemer or Birmingham was for every debtor to appear at least once for a hearing known as the 341 meeting of creditors. During this hearing, the debtor has to answer questions about their bankruptcy petition and identification.
Most 341 meetings have a large number of debtors set for the same time. Because of this, all in person meetings have ceased for the time being and are being handled by telephone or video. Either way, your bankruptcy attorney will be with you through the entire process.
For a Chapter 13 bankruptcy you may also appear for the scheduled hearing telephonically. Some bankruptcy courts are conducting video hearings as well. Either way, all court appearances for bankruptcy petitions can be done in the comfort of your own home during the pandemic. This allows you to remain safe while obtaining much needed debt relief through the Bankruptcy Court.
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