Chapter 7 Filing Requirements
 
Any person (including a corporation or partnership) may file a Chapter 7, with the exception of railroads, insurance companies, banks, savings and loan associations or similar institutions. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is referred to as a “liquidation of debts” filing. 

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 7 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 or waived if the petition is accompanied by an Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee.


DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
 

Statement About Your Social Security Numbers*
Voluntary Petition Official Form B101 (Pages 1-8)*  non-individuals use Form B201
Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (if applicable)*
Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee (if applicable)*
Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income* Note: if Family Violence Expenses are listed, the expense listing should be filed separately.
Certification of Pre-petition Credit Counseling* (individual debtors only)
Corporate Resolution (required only in corporations)*
Corporate Ownership Statement (required only if the corporation has a corporate parent)
Mailing Matrix*
Additional Schedules:
 
bulletStatement of Financial Affairs
bulletDeclaration of Statement of Affairs (signature page)
bulletStatement of Intention (required for individual debtors with secured consumer debts)
bulletSchedule A/B - Property
bulletSchedule C - The Property You Claim as Exempt (not required for non-individual filings)
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 (not required for non-individual filings)
bulletSchedule J - Your Expenses (not required for non-individual filings)
bulletSummary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
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.

This page was last edited on 12/16/2015 at 01:27 PM .