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Question: I have moved from Phoenix to Tampa for a better position. I filed for bankruptcy before I left. Now, My lawyer is telling me I must appear for the trustee hearing this Thursday.She is telling me a telephone appearance will not be allowed.Do I have any options?
Response: Your attorney should have requested for a telephonic hearing before hand to see if the Court would approve it. Telephonic hearings can be used in Section 341 meetings. Since she did not make the request, you do not have any option other than to show up for the hearing in person. If you fail to show up, the Trustee my continue your case to another date or file a Motion with the Court for your case to be dismissed.
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