What is the meeting of creditors?

One of the most common questions we get is “what is the meeting of creditors?”  The meeting of creditors in Minnesota is the one appearance you will normally have to make in conjunction with your bankruptcy filing.  It is a short meeting, usually five minutes long or less, during which you and your attorney will speak with another attorney (called the “trustee”) whose job is to administer your case under the supervision of the bankruptcy court.  It isn’t technically court, there is no courtroom or judge (judges are prohibited by federal law from attending meetings of creditors), and about 99% of the time no creditors actually show up.  The following explains a little bit more about the meeting of creditors:

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