Rule 2004 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy allows any “interested person” to depose someone who filed bankruptcy. Additionally, the bankruptcy filer must producer documents on matters related to your bankruptcy. The 2004 Exam can cover a broad range of issues, including:
Your actions, conduct or property, your debts and financial condition, any issue that relates to your bankruptcy assets or Chapter 13 plan, and any matter that affects your right to a discharge.
A 2004 Exam is not like a 341 meeting of creditors. It is more formal and involves a more detailed investigation of issues related to your bankruptcy. It is similar to a deposition, sometimes requiring the production of documents. Additionally, 2004 Exams last much longer than a 341 hearing, often lasting several hours.