After you have filed your bankruptcy petition in Orange County, you will be required to attend a Meeting of Creditors, also called a 341 meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to verify your identity, answer questions asked by the trustee, and answer any questions that creditors may have. Check out our Bankruptcy questions page for more information on the meeting.
The Orange County bankruptcy court hosts all Creditors meetings for people living in the county. This include Anaheim, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Westminister, Yorba Linda, Brea, and all other cities in Orange County. The meeting of creditors takes place at the court located at 411 West Fourth Street in Santa Ana California. There are several options for parking. You can park along Fourth Street in one of the metered parking spots. These meters will allow parking for up to two hours and that is sufficient for most meetings.
If you cannot find a metered spot, you can also park in a parking garage nearby located off of Birch St. The fee for parking is reasonable and you will not have to worry about filling the meter if your meeting runs late. Once you park, the bankruptcy courthouse is a quick walk around the corner.
In preparation for the meeting, please make sure that you have provide tax returns to the trustee. Also, you must bring some form of government-issued photo id such as a current driver’s license or passport. You will also need a social security card or some other proof of social security number. Original W2’s or 1099’s will substitute if you cannot locate your social security card. Also, you may go to the Social Security Administration to obtain temporoary ID if you are unable to find one of the above. If your ID has expired, do not go to the meeting expecting the trustee to complete the examination. Plan ahead and get a new ID to avoid any continuances.
If you are considering bankruptcy, give us a call and we will be happy to go over the process with you and provide you with a free analysis of your options.