After you file your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petition and plan, you will be required to attend a Section 341 meeting, which is an examination–under oath–conducted by the Chapter 13 Trustee. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will set the date for this mandatory appearance.
At this meeting, the Trustee will place you under oath and ask you questions regarding the content of your proposed bankruptcy plan, your schedules, assets, debts, and other matters. After the Trustee is finished, your creditors will have an opportunity to ask you questions regarding the location and condition of your property, hazard insurance coverage, and other matters related to your financial affairs.
At the Section 341 meeting you are required to provide:
- Original Proof of Identification
- Original Proof of FULL Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number
Photocopies will NOT be accepted.
In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, which may cause the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close or delay opening, please check the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s website at www.wawb.uscourts.gov. Section 341 meetings scheduled during a U.S. Bankruptcy Court closure will not be held, and you will receive notice of a continued date and time. Please note, however, that if the U.S. Bankruptcy Court opens late, all meetings scheduled at that time and later that morning will be held, and you will be required to appear.