I had my “meeting of creditors” today in US bankruptcy court.
One word to describe the whole thing?
You’re in this room with a dozen other “debtors” and the awkwardness is as thick as pea soup. I think my meeting with the trustee went fine, in fact, it was not nearly as stressful as I thought it might be.
Payments to Family
I figured the payments to my mother might come up, and they did. When I explained why I send money each month, he replied, “She must have raised you right”. And that was the end of it. I nearly cried. He could have chosen to maybe go after my mother, but I don’t see that happening based on his response.
Back to the awkwardness…
So, there is this (attractive) girl with her lawyer there. All I can think is, “I wonder how she ended up here…” Likely she was thinking the same about myself. The rest of the debtors were mostly middle-aged, and everyone looked nervous.
I’m glad this 341 meeting thing is done. Assuming no other hangups, my Chapter 7 bankruptcy should be done in a few months. I still need to do the online financial education part, but I’m pretty sure that will be a piece of cake.
I got a little emotional once I got back to my car. Just one more stop along my journey…