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What Should I Wear to Bankruptcy Court?

Posted by Melinda Dionne | Sep 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Debtors in bankruptcy do not have a dress code, unlike bankruptcy lawyers who have a strict dress code.  While there is nothing to tell you what to wear, common sense should tell you that you should wear clothing appropriate for attending a meeting or a hearing in a United States Federal Court.

Wear Clean Clothes that Will Help You Make a Good First Impression

Everyone's financial situation is different and everyone has a different wardrobe.  When you go to a Federal Courthouse you want to dress in a manner that is respectful and shows that you understand that you are appearing for a serious matter.  The best advise is to dress up but it is not necessary to wear a suit and tie or a dress.  Casual slacks and a collared shirt or blouse are appropriate.  If you want to wear a suit or dress you are free to but it is not necessary.

What Not To Wear to a Bankruptcy Hearing

You should avoid wearing jeans and T-shirts.  You should not wear shorts, cut-offs, tops that expose your midriff, flip flops, low cut revealing tops, undershirts (without an over shirt), Croc shoes, baggy pants, or clothing with offensive images or offensive writing.  Remember you are there, in part, to make a good impression.

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Melinda Dionne

My name is Melinda Dionne.  For over 35 years, I have been helping people find a way to deal with overwhelming debt.  I have never represented a deadbeat because the vast majority of people having financial problems are anything but deadbeats.

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