Chapter 12 Filing Requirements
 
Chapter 12 is available to a family farmer or family fisherman with regular annual income while preserving the rights of farm lenders; the “family farmer” may be an individual, a corporation, or a partnership. Family farmers or fishermen involved in a Chapter 12 reorganization are considered, and are referred to, as debtors-in-possession. A trustee is appointed, but the debtor continues to control assets and conduct operations. However, a Chapter 12 case may not be filed pro se if it is a corporation.

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

Certification of Pre-petition Credit Counseling* (individual debtors only)
Corporate Resolution (required only if debtor is a corporation)*
*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 07/27/2017 at 11:04 AM .