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Once you file your bankruptcy petition and schedules, you must go through certain hearings and procedures before you get your discharge. While everyone must attend the meeting of creditors, other hearings and procedures will depend on what type of case you file and the particular issues that arise in your case. For example, a creditor may challenge the dischargeability of a debt which might lead to an adversary proceedings. Or the trustee may try to dismiss your case. Along the way, you'll have to understand the role that the trustee plays in your case and how the automatic stay affects your creditors.