You need to contact your attorney. Usually, the trustee and US Trustee will agree to allow you to appear by telephone.
You will need to have a notary public fill out a form.
Your new assignment should be no problem for getting this done. All that should be necessary is a copy of your orders and a quick letter requesting the telephone hearing.
Your lawyer will have all the relevant forms and requests.
Mr. Krumbein is admitted to the courts of Virginia. His advice is often based on Virginia and Federal law, however, you should consult a lawyer in your geographic area for more detailed advice.
This is a unique situation. Call your attorney ASAP so that he/she can contact the BK trustee to make special arrangements. Good luck.
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You should contact your attorney quickly so that he or she can get in contact with the trustee in your case. You may also be permitted to have a person with intimate knowledge of your situation appear on your behalf if you are truly unable to attend and have executed a power of attorney for this situation. I have never had the need to utilize this myself, and would imagine that the ability to accomplish this would vary by the trustee's level of trust given all of the circumstances surrounding your case. Your attorney should be able to give you sound answers after speaking with your trustee, contact him immediately.