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341 Meeting of Creditors – Riverside Bankruptcy

341 Meeting of Creditors – Riverside BankruptcyWhen your file a bankruptcy petition you will have to attend what is called a 341 hearing.  The 341 hearing/meeting refers to section 341 of the bankruptcy code.  341 Hearings in Riverside are held at the US Trustees Offices at the address below:

3801 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

You will be meeting with the Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 trustee.  You will not normally meet with the US Trustee.  In most cases, you will never even see the Judge on your case during a Chapter 7 or 13.

What happens at the 341 meeting in Riverside

When you appear for your meeting, you will have to wait in the waiting area or conference room. The bankruptcy trustee will call your name and case number.  The trustee they will require you to show a valid government picture ID and social security card.

After verifying your identification, the trustee will proceed to ask you questions to confirm whether or not you are telling the truth on your bankruptcy petition.  The 341 meeting is a fact-finding forum. The Trustee is allowed to ask the debtor questions relating to the debtor’s monthly finances (including all income and expenses), all the properties owned by the debtor, and whether all the filed bankruptcy petition paperwork is accurate and correct. Second, it allows the Trustee to investigate into fraud by questioning the debtor.  Additionally, creditors may use the 341 hearing to ask questions regarding your debt, income and assets. They might use this information to pursue and objection to discharge.

To learn more about bankruptcy as well as what goes on at 341 meetiongs, please contact The Law Offices of Chen & Tran.  The firm provides bankruptcy attorneys to attend 341 meeting or hearing with debtors.  The attorneys have years of experience attending court hearings for debtors are can guide you through the bankruptcy process.