Notice and Hearing

The Bankruptcy Code requires that an opportunity for sufficient hearings, by interested parties, be provided for in bankruptcy proceedings. Throughout The Code is found the language, after notice and hearing. While notice must be given to appropriate parties with respect to actions taken throughout the proceedings and an opportunity for hearing must exist with respect to same, this does not necessarily mean that there will be hearings held. Generally, hearings are held when responses are filed objecting to certain petitions or motions which may have been filed by interested parties. Therefore, if no responses are filed, a hearing will not be held.