Yes. When a debtor files a bankruptcy case, he or she is required to attend a hearing titled Section 341, First Meeting of Creditors. This hearing is scheduled approximately 30 to 45 days following the filing of the case.
A debtor filing a Chapter 13 case may also be required to attend his or her confirmation hearing. The confirmation hearing is when the judge assigned to the case approves the repayment plan filed by the debtor. Further, a debtor may be required to attend additional hearings depending on the circumstances of his or her case.
Currently, 341 hearings here in the Northern District of Georgia are being held by telephone so no physical court appearance is required right now.
Click on the links below to see a sample hearing notice:
Sample Chapter 13 Hearing Notice
Sample Chapter 7 Hearing Notice