1.  Do I have to go to Court if I file bankruptcy?

Generally, no. However, you will be required to attend one hearing which occurs about one month after your case is filed. This is referred to as the "meeting of creditors." You will be sworn in and asked some questions by a bankruptcy trustee. The questions are generally related to your assets, income, and the accuracy of your petition. Your attorney will be with you at this hearing. It is unusual for your creditors to attend this hearing. You must furnish your photo ID and proof of your social security number at this hearing, as well as some other documents related to your specific situation.