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341 Meeting of Creditors

The 341 Meeting of creditors is one of the crucial steps in the life of a Chapter 13 case.  It is an opportunity for creditors and the Trustee to ask questions of the debtor and it starts the clock for many other events.


341 Case Preparation and Status Sheets by Email

Our office reviews cases for 341 14 days before the scheduled hearing date.  Firms that have signed up for Status Sheets by Email (see link below) will receive a copy of our status sheet approximately 10 days before the 341.  This will provide an opportunity to review questions and issues spotted by the Trustee's office in advance of the Meeting.  Note that we enroll only one email address per firm in the Status Sheets by Email program.  We recommend that offices set up a generic email address that can be access by all of the employees involved in the 341 process.


Questions to Ask at the Meeting of Creditors

We ask  the debtor to complete a 341 Meeting Debtor Questionnaire and to submit it to the Trustee no later than 14 days before the 341 Meeting.  This document will help reduce the amount of time spent on the 341 Meeting.  Please download the document at the link below.  Submit this document to our office via BK Documents.

There are a series of questions that the Debtor Attorney must ask the Debtor(s) at every 341 meeting.  These questions must be stated and answered on the record in order for the 341 meeting to be concluded.  Please download a copy of these questions at the link below.  Updated November 2022.


Income Verification

Our office requires Income Verification Documents to be submitted no later than 14 days before the 341.  These documents must be submitted to the Trustee in order for the 341 to be concluded.  Please download the document at the link below for more information on the required documents.  Submit these documents to our office via BK Documents.

Adjourning a 341 Before the Meeting Date

There are Two ways to adjourn a 341 before the scheduled Meeting date:

  1. Request an adjournment by phone 10 days or more prior to the Meeting date.
    1. Refer to our Who Does What for contact information.
    2. The new 341 date must be provide 24 notice for the new Meeting date.
    3. The new 341 date must be before the Confirmation Hearing.
    4. The Debtor attorney must file and serve the Stipulation and Order for the new 341 date.
  2. If a new date cannot be obtained within the guidelines above then the Attorney may appear at the 341 and request an adjournment on the record.