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After You File

Complete Financial Management/Debtor Education course

Complete a Financial Management (Debtor Education) course after you file bankruptcy in order to receive a discharge of your debts.  See approved financial management/debtor education providers on the U.S. Trustee website


Add Creditors, if needed

If you need to add Creditors to your Creditor Matrix, see the Amend Schedules to Add Creditors Tip Sheet.


Attend 341 meeting of creditors

Debtors must attend the meeting with the trustee and creditors to be questioned under oath. In a joint case, both spouses must attend. Creditors may attend, but not required to do so.  In Chapters 7, 12, and 13 cases, § 341 meetings of creditors being held on or after June 3, 2024, will be held virtually (via Zoom). Click here for Zoom meeting IDs and links. For more information, including joining a meeting and what documents to provide to the trustee prior to the meeting, click here.  See FAQs for more information.   


Participate in court hearings

Follow your case in court by using the docket tool. Type in your case number at the bottom of the screen to see scheduled hearings. For information about participating in hearings remotely, see the Judge-specific Guidelines and Forms (including Zoom/Phone instructions) section on our home page.