§341(a) Adjournment Requests
The Bankruptcy Court schedules the 341(a) Meeting of Creditors. The Meeting is first scheduled between 20 and 40 days after the filing of the Chapter 13 petition. Debtors must appear in person with their attorney (unless debtors are proceeding without an attorney – self-represented) at the Meeting of Creditors.
If Debtor or Debtor’s attorney fails to substantially comply with the requirement for submission of documents prior to the Meeting of Creditors, the Trustee at her discretion may not hold the Meeting of Creditors and the debtor(s) will be required to reschedule the hearing date.
If a Debtor or Debtor’s attorney fails to attend the Meeting of Creditors on the Court-scheduled date debtor’s attorney or the debtor, if self-represented, must upload a completed “341 Meeting of Creditors Adjournment Request Form” at (See, www.standingtrustee.com/forms) to www.13documents.com in order to request an adjournment of the Meeting of Creditors. Debtor(s) must appear at the Meeting of Creditors before the Chapter 13 case can go forward to Confirmation. If Debtor(s) fail to appear at the Meeting of Creditors, the Trustee will recommend dismissal of the Chapter 13 case. The Trustee may file a motion to dismiss or recommend dismissal on the Confirmation hearing date.
Debtors must upload a completed “341 Meeting of Creditors Adjournment Request Form” (See, www.standingtrustee.com/forms) to www.13documents.com in order to request an adjournment of the Meeting of Creditors. The Trustee’s office may reschedule the Meeting of Creditors up to two (2) times. If an additional adjournment is required, the self-represented Debtor or Debtor’s attorney must file a Certification with the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office and the Bankruptcy Court setting forth with specificity, circumstances warranting a further adjournment of the Meeting of Creditors.
§341(A) Directions and Information
Documents Required At The Date And Time Of The §341(a) Meeting Of Creditors
Please do not upload the following documents on the Trustee’s Filing System, unless requested.
Documents Requested At Least One (1) Week Prior To The First Scheduled § 341(a) Meeting Of Creditors
The Chapter 13 Trustee requires that all documents be uploaded on 13Documents at www.13documents.com. All documents filed should be redacted in accordance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037 which states that all filers must redact: social security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; and financial account numbers. One exception would be for business cases only; bank statements should reveal the last four digits of the account number so that the accounts can be properly identified.
Any Debtor, Non-Debtor Spouse, or significant other that is or was involved in a “business” within the two (2) years prior to the filing of this bankruptcy proceeding (this includes independent contractors, real estate agents or brokers, and landlords).
All Debtors, business and non-business:
Documents required on the day of the §341(a) Meeting of Creditors:
*If the Debtor(s) (or any member of the household, including, but not limited to, Debtor’s spouse or significant other) is/was engaged in a business within the last two (2) years prior to the voluntary petition, Debtor should ALSO provide the same documents pertaining to the business entity. (This includes rental properties, landlords, 1099 employees, or any business which closed within the last two (2) years.) NOTE: DOCUMENTS THAT ARE SUBMITTED LATE MAY DELAY THE 341(a) MEETING OF CREDITORS AND ALSO THE CONFIRMATION OF DEBTOR(S)’ PLAN.