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Filing Requirements for Chapter 13

Filing Requirements for Chapter 13:

   Fee - $310.00 – Fee must be in the exact amount; Cash or money order only from pro-se filers. (Note:  The Filing Fee may be paid in installments by Individual Debtors, using the form prescribed by the Court and accompanied by the proper initial payment.)

   Copies – The Court only requires the original documents.

Documents Required for Chapter 13 Filings:

   Voluntary Petition (Official Form 101 for individuals or Form 201 for non-individuals: including a completed Part 5 for individual debtors)

   Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and Signature (Form 119) (for Pro Se filers that use petition preparer)

   Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (Form 2800) (for Pro Se filers that use a petition preparer)

   Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period (Form 122C-1) (Individuals Only)

   Declaration of Debtor Regarding Payment Advices (Local Official Form No. 9)

   Statement of Record of the Debtor’s Interest or Lack of an Interest Under an Account or Program of the Type Specified in 11 U.S.C. § 521(c) (Local Official Form No. 10) (No longer required)

   Certificate of Completion of Credit Counseling Course (Only for individuals. May include repayment plan.)

   Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Form 121)

   Schedules A/B-J and Summary (Note: If a schedule is not applicable, please state so on the relevant schedule; Schedules A/B-J and Summary should be filed with all cases.)

Schedules for Individual Debtors

  • Declaration About an Individual Debtor's Schedules (Form 106-Declaration)
  • A Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (individuals) (Form 106-Summary)
  • Schedule A/B: Property (individuals) (Form 106 A/B)
  • Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (individuals) (Form 106C)
  • Schedule D: Creditors Who Hold Claims Secured By Property (individuals) (Form 106D)
  • Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (individuals) (Form 106E/F)
  • Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (individuals) (Form 106G)
  • Schedule H: Your Codebtors (individuals) (Form 106H)
  • Schedule I: Your Income (individuals) (Form 106I)
  • Schedule J: Your Expenses (indvididuals) (Form 106J)
  • Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2 (individuals) (Form 106J-2)

   Statement of Financial Affairs (Form 107)

   Chapter 13 Plan (format available from the Clerk’s Office)

   Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Form 2030) (For Use by Attorneys Only)

   Creditor Matrix and Coversheet (format specified by and available from the Clerk’s Office)

   Certification About a Financial Management Course (Form 423), and Motion for Entry of Discharge (Required after the petition is filed, and before receiving a discharge)