No, you do not have to go to court. Generally, people who file for bankruptcy only have to appear once in front of what is called a bankruptcy trustee. You will be under oath during this appearance, so you need to tell the truth. but you do not have to dress formally in a suit or dress. You can wear normal clothes. The trustee will simply ask you questions about your petition to make sure what was given to him/her is correct and complete. Simply tell the truth, and there is nothing to worry about. The meeting with the trustee is not usually long, and you probably will not be asked any questions that you were not already asked by us, your bankruptcy lawyer, while preparing your petition in our office.