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May 16, 2009
Bankruptcy confirmation hearings are required when debtors file for protection under chapter 13. Also known as 'reorganization', this bankruptcy chapter requires debtors to submit a repayment plan to the judge. The confirmation hearing is required to determine if the repayment plan adheres to regulations set forth in the United States Bankruptcy Code.
The bankruptcy confirmation typically occurs within 45 days after the 341 creditors meeting. This meeting allows creditors to question the debtor regarding their ability to repay outstanding debts. Information is provided under oath. If the debtor provides falsified information they could potentially face jail time and are certain to have their bankruptcy request denied.