Chapter 11 Filing Requirements
 
The eligibility requirements for Chapter 11 are basically the same as those for a Chapter 7, except that a railroad may file under Chapter 11. Upon filing a Chapter 11 petition, the debtor remains in possession of all assets of the estate and continues to manage the entity’s affairs. This is a right of the debtor, acting as “debtor-in-possession” of the bankruptcy estate unless the Court appoints a trustee. However, a Chapter 11 case may not be filed pro se; there must be an attorney representing the debtor or debtor-in-possession.

All bankruptcy forms may be obtained at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms.


FILING FEE

Click here to see the Court’s fee schedule for the most up-to-date information regarding the Chapter 11 filing fee. The fee may not be filed in installments.


DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
 

Voluntary Petition Official Form B101 (Page 1-8)*  non-individuals use Form B201

Additional Schedules:
 
bulletStatement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (individuals) (Official Form 107)
bulletSchedule A/B - Property (Official Form 106A/B)
bulletSchedule C - The Property You Claim as Exempt (Official Form 106C)
bulletSchedule D - Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property (Official Form 106D)
bulletSchedule E/F - Creditors Holding Unsecured Claims (Official Form 106E/F)
bulletSchedule G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (Official Form 106G)
bulletSchedule H - Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
bulletSchedule I - Your Income (not required for non-individual filings) (Official Form 106I)
bulletSchedule J - Your Expenses (not required for non-individual filings) (Official Form 106J)
bulletSummary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (Official Form 106Sum)
bulletDeclaration About and Individual Debtor's Schedules (Official Form 106Dec)
bulletDisclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor(s) (not required for pro se filings)
bulletNotice Required by 11 U.S.C § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (required only if pro se debtor) (Official Form 2010)
bulletBankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration, and Signature (required only if pro se debtor has obtained a processing service to complete their petition) (Official Form B119)

Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form B 122B)

Mailing Matrix*

Statement About Your Social Security Numbers* (required only if debtor is an individual)

Certification of Pre-petition Credit Counseling* (individual debtors only)

For Individual Chapter 11 Cases: The List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You Who Are Not Insiders (individuals) (Official Form B 104)* OR

For Chapter 11 Cases: The List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You Who Are Not Insiders (non-individuals)* (Official Form B 204)

Chapter 11 Small Business Debtors Only*: Most recent balance sheet, most recent cash-flow statement, most recent statement of operations and the previous year’s Federal Income Tax Return. Alternatively, a statement that none have been prepared/filed at the time of filing of the petition may be filed.

Corporate Resolution (required only if debtor is a corporation)*
Corporate Ownership Statement (required only if the corporation has a corporate parent)
*These documents are required to file a “skeletal” petition.

All remaining schedules and the Statement of Social Security Number must be filed with the Court within fourteen (14) days from the date of filing.

This page was last edited on 02/10/2017 at 02:14 PM .