Chapter 13 Filing Requirements
 
Chapter 13 is designed to provide financially distressed individual debtors the opportunity to propose and carry out a repayment plan under Court supervision and protection. A person who operates a small business as a sole proprietor may also file under this chapter; however, a corporation or partnership may not be a Chapter 13 debtor.

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 13 filing fee. The fee may be filed in installments if the petition is accompanied by an Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments.


DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
 

Statement About Your Social Security Numbers*
Chapter 13 Plan
Certificate of Service to the Chapter 13 Plan
Voluntary Petition Official Form B101 (Page 1-8)*
Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (if applicable)*
Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period*. Note: if Family Violence Expenses are listed, the expense listing should be filed separately.
Certification of Pre-petition Credit Counseling*
Mailing Matrix*
Additional Schedules:
 
bulletYour Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (individuals)
bulletSchedule A/B - Property
bulletSchedule C - The Property You Claim as Exempt
bulletSchedule D - Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property
bulletSchedule E/F - Creditors Holding Unsecured Claims
bulletSchedule G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
bulletSchedule H - Your Co-Debtors
bulletSchedule I - Your Income
bulletSchedule J - Your Expenses
bulletSummary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
bulletStatistical Summary (required for individual debtors WITH PRIMARILY CONSUMER DEBTS only)
bulletDeclaration About an Individual Debtor(s) Schedules (signature page)
bulletDisclosure of Fees (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)
bulletBankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration, and Signature (required only if pro se debtor has obtained a processing service to complete their petition)

 

*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.  The Chapter 13 Plan must be filed with the Court within fourteen (14) days from the date of filing.   The Certificate of Service to the Chapter 13 Plan must be filed within twenty one (21) days from the date of filing.

 

This page was last edited on 09/02/2016 at 09:00 AM .