341 Meeting of Creditors
After you file for Bankruptcy, you will be required to attend a meeting over which the appointed Trustee presides. This meeting is referred to as the Section 341 Meeting. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will set a date for your Section 341 Meeting. The date and location of the meeting is on the Notice of Bankruptcy issued in association with your case filing. Hearings in Wichita are normally held in the basement of the Federal Courthouse at 401 North Market, Room B-56, Wichita, Kansas. The public entrance to the Federal Courthouse is only at the southwest corner of the building. To reach the hearing room, you must pass through court security, show your identification, and the general public is not allowed to bring cell phones into the building.
At this meeting, the Trustee will ask you questions under oath regarding the content of your bankruptcy plan, schedules, assets, debts and other matters. After the Trustee is finished, your creditors will have an opportunity to question you regarding the location and condition of your property, hazard insurance coverage and matters related to your financial affairs.
At the Section 341 meeting you are required to provide:
- Original Proof of Identification – a Photo ID
- Original Proof of FULL Social Security Number – Usually a Social Security Card
Photocopies will NOT be accepted.
In the event of snow or other emergencies that may cause the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close or to have a late opening, please check the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s website at www.wawb.uscourts.gov. Scheduled 341 meetings with the Trustee during a time in which the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is closed will not be held and you will receive notice of a continued date and time. Please note if the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has a late opening, all meetings scheduled at the time and after the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has opened will be held and you will be required to appear.