Chapter 12 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).  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.

The petition page must include the debtor(s) last, first and middle name and all other names used by the debtor including married, maiden and trade names; the redacted social security number(s) and/or federal tax identification number; street address; mailing address; county in which the debtor resides; type of debtor; nature of business; chapter; nature of debts; include all prior and pending bankruptcy cases; sign and date by the debtor and joint debtor or signature of authorized individual, if corporation or partnership; printed name, social security number, address and signature of bankruptcy petition preparer;  check venue, if applicable;  certification by a debtor who resides as a tenant of residential property, if applicable. Attorney signature and date, address and phone number. 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 12 Filing Requirements

 

Required Documents Due WITH the petition (minimum filing requirements):
  • $275.00 Filing Fee or
  • Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments(Form 103A)  
  • 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 (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 (B206Sum)
  • 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) (Form106J)
  • 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)
  • 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 90 days:
  • Chapter 12 Plan and Proof of Service (service on all creditors and interested parties)
Due no later than last payment under the debtor’s plan or, at the time a motion pursuant to § 1228(b) is filed.
  • Debtor’s Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) (Form 2830)