The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is located at 380 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903. It is on the sixth floor of the Federal Center which is a red brick building. There is plenty of parking outside the buiding and it should cost about $ 8 for 90 minutes.
Upon entering the Federal Center building, keep to the left. There is a metal detector and security checkpoint to go through. After going through security, you can then take the elevator to the sixth floor. Take a right off the elevator and through a second security checkpoint before gaining entrance to the Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court.
As stated in a prior blog, most clients who file a Chapter 7 Rhode Island bankruptcy don’t have to actually go into the Rhode Island Bankruptcy Courtroom. They are required, however, to attend a 341 meeting of creditors. This meeting of creditors is where the debtor is asked a series of questions by the assigned bankruptcy case trustee. Please note that the 341 meeting of creditors is also held on the sixth floor of the Federal Center, but is not a part of the bankruptcy court offices. Just be sure to take a left when getting off the elevator. The hearings are held in Room 620.
Upon entering room 620, there is a waiting room for clients and bankruptcy lawyers as they wait for their case to be heard. You should plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled hearing to get situated and to ask any final questions of your bankruptcy lawyer. You will be surprised how quickly your case is heard. Five Rhode Island bankruptcy cases are scheduled during a 30 minute block.