Chapter 7 Filing Requirements

All petitions and schedules must be accompanied by the filing fee, or individual debtors may file an application to pay the filing fee in installments ($100 first installment payment is requested at the time of filing or within 14 days) or, apply for a fee waiver.  Filing fees paid directly by a debtor must be paid either by cash, cashier's check or money order made payable to "Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court." PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS FROM DEBTORS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

PRO SE DEBTORS: Include daytime phone number under signature.

Petitions and schedules can be found at The United States Courts Bankruptcy Forms Page

 

Notice Required by 11 U.S.C.§ 342(b) for Individuals Filing For Bankruptcy

 

Pre-Filing Credit Counseling Requirement

 

Chapter 7 Filing Requirements

 

Required Documents Due WITH the petition (minimum filing requirements):
  • $335.00 Filing Fee or 
  • Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments(Form 103A)  or  Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Form 103B) 
  • Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 101)
  • Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable) (Form 101A)
  • Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable) (Form 101B)
  • Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 201)
  • Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (if nonelectronic) (Form 121)
  • Bankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration, and Signature (if applicable) (Form 119)
  • Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (if applicable) (Form 2800)
  • Mailing List of Creditors (if nonelectronic, submit per Local Rule 1002-1) 
  • Verification of Creditor Matrix (if nonelectronic, submit per Local Rule 1002-1)(Local Form) 
  • Corporate Ownership Statement (if applicable) (Local Form)
Documents due with the petition or within 14 days:
  • Certificate of Credit Counseling (See Part 5 of Voluntary Petition- Form 101) and Debt Repayment Plan (if any) (individual debtor(s) only) 
  • Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (individuals) (Form 106Sum)
  • Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals (Form 206Sum)
  • Schedule A/B: Property (individuals) (Form 106A/B)
  • Schedule A/B: Assets - Real and Personal Property (non-individuals) (Form 206A/B)
  • Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (individuals) (Form 106C)
  • Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property (individuals) (Form 106D)
  • Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property (non-individuals) (Form 206D)
  • Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (individuals) (Form 106E/F) 
  • Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (non-individuals) (Form 206E/F) 
  • Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (individuals) (Form 106G)
  • Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (non-individuals) (Form 206G)
  • Schedule H: Your Codebtors (individuals) (Form 106H)
  • Schedule H: Codebtors (non-individuals) (Form 206H)
  • Schedule I: Your Income (individual debtors only) (Form 106I) 
  • Schedule J: Your Expenses (individual debtors only) (Form 106J)
  • Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2 (Form 106J-2)
  • Declaration About an Individual Debtor's Schedules (Form 106Dec)
  • Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individual Debtors (Form 202)
  • Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 107)
  • Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 207)
  • Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Form 122A-1)
  • Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse (Form 122A-1Supp) (if applicable)
  • Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Form Form 122A-2) (if applicable) 
  • Attorney's Disclosure of Compensation (Form 2030) 
  • Copies of all payment advices (pay stubs) or other evidence of payment received by the debtor from an employer within 60 days before filing the petition (all but the last four digits of debtor's social security number redacted) 
Documents due within 30 days or by the date set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors, whichever is earlier:
  • Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 (Form 108)
Documents due before the discharge can be granted: must be filed on or before 60 days from the date first set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors
  • Certification About a Financial Management Course (Form 423)