The question often arises, “where will my bankruptcy case take place?” I find that some are worried about filing in their hometown or attending a hearing in their county courthouse.
Bankruptcies are part of the Federal system and there are four different court locations in Minnesota your case can be assigned to. They are Duluth, Fergus Falls, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. Where your case is held is dependent on which county you live in. The Minnesota Bankruptcy court website has several charts under court locations. In the charts you can find your county and which of the four court locations your case will be assigned to. There is also a list of contact information for each courthouse.
The one hearing you will typically attend in the bankruptcy, is the 341 meeting. This hearing is with the trustee assigned to your case.
There are eight locations around Minnesota where these hearings are held. They are Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crookston, Rochester, Mankato, and St. Cloud. Which county you reside in, again determines which location your hearing will be held in.
Keep in mind, not every 341 meeting location is in a courthouse in that particular county. For instance, in St. Cloud the 341 meetings are held in the county museum.
A note that with COVID, all 341 meetings are being held virtually, by telephone or video conferencing, so you do not actually have to go anywhere. You can call in from work, your house, your car, it doesn’t matter.
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