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Filing Requirements for Chapter 7

Filing Requirements for Chapter 7:

    Fee - $338.00 – 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. (Additional copies may be presented to the Court to be stamped “filed” and returned to the filer.)

Documents Required for Chapter 7 Filings:

   Voluntary Petition (Official Form 101 for individuals or Form 201 for non-individuals: including attorney’s signature, if applicable, and a completed Part 5 for individual debtors)

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

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

   Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Means-Test Calculation (Form 122A-1) (Individuals Only)

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

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

   Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Form 121)

   Corporate Resolution (only if a corporation)

   Schedules A/B-J and Summary (Note: If a schedule is not applicable, please state so on the relevant schedule; Appropriate individual or non-individual 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)

Schedules for Non-Individual Debtors

  • A Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities (non-individuals) (Form 206-Summary)
  • Schedule A/B: Property (non-individuals) (Form 206 A/B)
  • Schedule D: Creditors Who Hold Claims Secured By Property (non-individuals) (Form 206D)
  • Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (non-individuals) (Form 206E/F)
  • Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (non-individuals) (Form 206G)
  • Schedule H: Your Codebtors (non-individuals) (Form 206H)

   Statement of Financial Affairs (Form 107 for individuals or Form 207 for non-individuals)

   Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 (Form 108)

NOTE: In a chapter 7 case you must file by the earlier of 30 days after you file your petition or the date of the meeting of creditors a statement of intention if you have any debts secured by property of your bankruptcy estate. If you fail to comply with that requirement, the automatic stay may be terminated with respect to any personal property securing such debt.

   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) (Required after the petition is filed, and before receiving a discharge)