341 Location Depends Upon Your County
Bankruptcy Courts in Michigan are divided into 2 Federal judicial districts: the Eastern District of Michigan, which contains Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe, and all of the other "right side of the state" cities and counties, and the Western District of Michigan, which contains Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, and the "left side of the state" cities and counties. In the Eastern District of Michigan, your county of residence as well as whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will generally determine which city your bankruptcy court hearings will be held in:
- Detroit: The Detroit bankruptcy court at 211 W. Fort St., in downtown Detroit, is where all Chapter 13 hearings are held for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, St. Clair, and Sanilac Counties.
- However, for Chapter 7 cases arising from Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties, Chapter 7 341 Meetings of Creditors are held in Ann Arbor at the US District Court at 200 E. Liberty St.
- Flint: For Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases arising from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties, all hearings are held at the US District Court at 600 Church St. (although hearings before the judge are held kiddie-corner across the street at the Bankruptcy Court building).
- Bay City: For all Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases arising from Alpena, Alcona, Arenac, Bay, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Tuscola, and Saginaw Counties, all hearings are held at 101 First St., Suite 103, Bay City.
341 Meeting of Creditors and Bankruptcy Hearing Location in Michigan: The Bottom-Line
Location should never be the primary consideration in selecting an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Hiring an attorney simply because their office is closely located to your home will not negate your potential need to travel for your bankruptcy case. Hire an attorney instead based upon quality of service and the amount of time your bankruptcy attorney will personally give to you, your case, and your file. Geography and price are the two most arbitrary reasons anyone can choose an attorney based upon, and neither will guarantee either quality of legal representation or ease of travel. If you are a Michigan resident and would like to explore your options for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy with an experienced Michigan bankruptcy attorney, please contact us at (866) 674-2317 or click the button below to schedule a free, initial consultation.
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