You are here

Filing Requirements

Filing requirements may differ between chapters. Additional documents may be required for each chapter if the filing is a corporation, the case is prepared by a bankruptcy petition preparer or joint debtors have different last names. Consult the Local Bankruptcy Rules for additional information. The debtor must bring a paper copy of the petition, schedules, statements and lists to the first meeting of creditors so that the trustee may use the paper copy to examine the debtor.

The form numbers listed below refer to the National Form Number (e.g. 101, 203), Director's Form Number (e.g. 2030), or the Local Bankruptcy Form Number (e.g. LBF 3015-1). A link to the National Forms and the Local Bankruptcy Forms can be found on the Rules and Forms page.

Individuals filing for bankruptcy must use forms that are numbered in the 100 series. Non-individual debtors must be represented by an attorney and use the forms that are numbered in the 200 series.

The Booklet of Instructions on completing the selected forms for Individuals or Non-Individuals should be carefully reviewed before completing the forms.

Booklet of Instructions for Individuals
Booklet of Instructions for Non-Individuals

 

Chapter 7 Requirements

Ch 7 ~ $335 Filing Fee Filing Deadline
Voluntary Petition (101/201)
101 for Individuals
201 for Non-Individuals
Time of Filing
Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You and Statement About Payment of An Eviction Judgment Against You, if applicable
101A Individuals
101B Individuals
Time of Filing
Statement of Financial Affairs
107 Individuals
207 Non-Individuals
14 days
Schedules A/B-J
106A/B through 106 J Individuals
206 A/B, 206D through 206H Non-Individuals
14 days
Chapter 7 Statement of Current Monthly Income, 122A-1
Chapter 7 Means Test Exemption Attachment, 122A-1 Supp, if applicable
Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation, 122A-2, if applicable
Individuals only
14 days
Summary of Assets and Liabilities
106 Individuals
206 Non-Individuals
14 days
Declaration About Schedules, 106Dec Individuals
Declaration regarding Schedules, 202 Non-Individuals
14 days
Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
B2030 Individuals and Non-Individuals
14 days
Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7, if appropriate
108 Individuals only
14 days
List of Creditors in Matrix Format and Verification of Creditor Mailing List
(Must be filed separately - see LBR 1007-2 and LBF 1007-2)
Time of Filing
Certificate of Credit Counseling
Individuals only
(Must be filed separately - issued by credit counseling agency)
Time of Filing
Statement of Social Security Number
(Must be submitted separately - 121 Individuals only)
Time of Filing

Return to Top

Chapter 11 Requirements

Ch 11 ~ $1,717 Filing Fee Filing Deadline
Voluntary Petition
101 Individual
201 Non-Individual
Time of Filing
Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You and Statement About Payment of An Eviction Judgment Against You, if applicable
101A Individuals
101B Individuals
Time of Filing
Corporate Resolution
(Only if debtor is a corporation - Part I - B2)Attachment to Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11
201A Non-Individual
Time of Filing
Statement of Financial Affairs (Part I - B7)Statement of Financial Affairs
107 Individuals
207 Non-Individuals
14 days
Schedules A/B - J
106A/B through 106 J Individuals
206A/B, 206D through 206H Non-Individuals
14 days
Chapter 11 Statement of Your Currently Monthly Income, B122B
Individuals only
14 days
Summary of Assets and Liabilities
106 Individuals
206 Non-Individuals
14 days
Declaration About Schedules, 106Dec Individuals
Declaration regarding Schedules, 202 Non-Individuals
14 days
Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
B2030 Individuals and Non-Individuals
14 days
List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You Who Are Not Insiders
104 Individual
204 Non-Individual
14 days
List of Equity Security Holders 14 days
List of Creditors in Matrix Format and Verification of Creditor Mailing List
Must be filed separately - see LBR 1007-2 and LBF 1007-2)
Time of Filing
Certificate of Credit Counseling
Individuals only
(Must be filed separately - issued by credit counseling agency)
Time of Filing
Statement of Social Security Number
(Must be submitted separately - 121 Individuals only)
Time of Filing

Return to Top

Chapter 13 Requirements

Ch 13 ~ $310 Filing Fee Filing Deadline
Voluntary Petition
101 for Individuals
Time of Filing
Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You and Statement About Payment of An Eviction Judgment Against You, if applicable
101A Individuals
101B Individuals
Time of Filing
Statement of Financial Affairs
107 Individuals
14 days
Schedules A/B - J
106A/B through 106 J Individuals
14 days
Chapter 13 Statement of Your Currently Monthly Income, B122C-1
Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income, B122C-2
14 days
Summary of Assets and Liabilities
106 Individuals
14 days
Declaration About Schedules
106Dec Individuals
14 days
Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
B2030 Individuals
14 days
Certificate of Credit Counseling
(Must be filed separately - issued by credit counseling agency)
Time of Filing
List of Creditors in Matrix Format and Verification of Creditor Mailing List
Must be filed separately - see LBR 1007-2 and LBF 1007-2)
Time of Filing
Statement of Social Security Number
(Must be submitted separately - 121 Individuals only)
Time of Filing
Chapter 13 Plan
(Must be filed separately - LBF 3015-1A)
14 days

Return to Top

Chapter 12 Requirements

Ch 12 ~ $275 Filing Fee Filing Deadline
Voluntary Petition (101/201)
101 for Individuals
201 for Non-Individuals
Time of Filing
Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You and Statement About Payment of An Eviction Judgment Against You, if applicable
101A Individuals
101B Individuals
Time of Filing
Statement of Financial Affairs
107 Individuals
207 Non-Individuals
14 days
Schedules A/B - J
106A/B through 106 J Individuals
206A/B, 206D through 206H Non-Individuals
14 days
Summary of Assets and Liabilities
106 Individuals
206 Non-Individuals
14 days
Declaration About Schedules, 106Dec Individuals
Declaration regarding Schedules, 202 Non-Individuals
14 days
Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
B2030 Individuals and Non-Individuals
14 days
List of Creditors in Matrix Format and Verification of Creditor Mailing List
Must be filed separately - see LBR 1007-2 and LBF 1007-2)
Time of Filing
Certificate of Credit Counseling
(Must be filed separately - issued by credit counseling agency)
Time of Filing
Statement of Social Security Number
(Must be submitted separately - 121 Individuals only)
Time of Filing
Chapter 12 Plan (Must be filed separately) 90 days