Yes. You are required to attend your 341 Meeting of the Creditors after the filing of either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. The proceeding generally occurs about 30 to 45 days after your bankruptcy petition is filed with the court. The meeting is presided over by your bankruptcy trustee. It is the trustee’s job to represent your creditors in the bankruptcy process and to help with the supervision and administration of your bankruptcy case. The bankruptcy trustee asks you a series of questions to make sure you are eligible for either the Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. No later than 45 days after the meeting of the creditors, the bankruptcy judge must hold a confirmation hearing to decide whether the proposed Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan is doable and meets the requirements for confirmation in the bankruptcy laws.