Once you file a bankruptcy there is a hearing called a "meeting of creditors". Rarely do creditors attend these hearings but they can. They can question the debtor, the person who filed bankruptcy, about their assets and liabilities. A Trustee is appointed who conducts this hearing. Generally the Trustee will confirm the identity of the debtor, confirm the address and that the bankruptcy documents were signed in front of their attorney and that they were completed honestly and fully. There is a panel of Chapter 7 Trustees. One will be appointed to hear cases on a particular day. There is only one Chapter 13 trustee, Margaret A Burks. Ms Burks or her attorneys will conduct the Chapter 13 hearings. If your bankruptcy was prepared properly and you understand your paperwork the hearing is usually the simplest part of the entire process. It can be unnerving, however, I will throughly explain the entire process and be with you through the proceedings. I will also have all of the paperwork the Trustee requires.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION CARD (SUCH AS A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE ID) FOR THE HEARING.
The Chapter 7 hearings are currently held at 36 E 7th Street, Suite 2050, Cincinnati, OH 45202. There is parking in the lower half of the building.
The Chapter 13 hearings are held in the Commerce Center, 600 Vine Street, Suite 106, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati is located at 221 E Fourth Street, Suite 800 in Atrium II, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Many contested matters are heard by the US Bankruptcy judges. These are different then the proceedings called Meeting of Creditors and are conducted at the address listed here.
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