The following forms must be filed in your chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you should fail to file just one form and your bankruptcy will be dismissed.
Official Form B1-Voluntary Petition -This form is used to commence a voluntary case under Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Please note that only the last 4 digits of your Social Security number are entered on this form.
Official Form B21-Statement of Social Security Number (also referred to as Social Security Number Declaration)-This form is used to provide the court with the debtor’s full 9 digit Social Security number OR to indicate that the debtor does not have a Social Security number. To comply with privacy guidelines, this form does not become part of the official court record.
Credit Counseling Certificate-This is NOT a court form and cannot be obtained from the court. This certificate is issued by the credit counseling agency upon completion of the briefing.
Exhibit D – Individual Debtor’s Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement- This form is in addition to the Credit Counseling Certificate. If you are filing a joint debtor case, each debtor must file Exhibit D.
Official Form B22A- Chapter 7 Statement of Currently Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation– This form must be completed to determine Chapter 7 eligibility.
Procedual Form B201A Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor Under §342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and B201B Certification of Notice to Consumer Debtor(s) Under §342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code. -These forms must be completed if the debtor is not represented by an attorney (pro se) or has retained the services of a bankruptcy petition preparer.
Official Form B6 – Summary of Schedules (Includes Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities and Related Data 28 U.S.C. § 159) – Both pages of this document are required. Failure to file both pages will result in the issuance of a Deficiency Notice and dismissal of the case if not filed within 14 days of the filing of the petition.
Official Form B6A – Schedule A Property-List all real property in which the debtor has any legal, equitable, or future interest.
Official Form B6B – Schedule B Personal Property – List all of the debtor’s interests in personal property.
Official Form 6C-Schedule C Property Claimed as Exempt – List all property which debtor claims as exempt. You must also include the market value of the property.
Official Form 6D – Creditors Holding Secured Claim – List creditors holding all types of secured interests such as judgment liens, garnishments, statutory liens, mortgages, deeds of trust, etc.
Official Form 6E – Schedule E Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims – List all creditors holding claims entitled to priority. Only holders of unsecured claims entitled to priority should be listed in this schedule.
Official Form 6F – Schedule F Creditors Holding Unsecured Non-priority Claims – List all creditors holding unsecured claims without priority against the debtor or the property of the debtor, as of the date the petition is filed.
Official Form 6G – Schedule G Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases – List all executory contracts of any nature and all unexpired leases of real or personal property. Indicate whether debtor is the lessor (landlord) or lessee (tenant) of a lease.
Official Form B6H – Schedule H Codebtors – List any person or entity, other than a spouse in a joint case, that is also liable on any debts listed by debtor in the schedules of creditors.
Official Form 6I – Schedule I Current Income of Individual Debtor(s) – List all current income. The column labeled “Spouse” must be completed in all cases filed by joint debtors and by every married debtor, whether or not a joint petition is filed, unless the spouses are separated and a joint petition is not filed.
Official Form 6J – Schedule J Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s)– List estimated average or projected monthly expenses of the debtor and the debtor’s family at the time the petition is filed.
List of All Creditors (commonly referred to as the Creditor Matrix) – If more than 50 creditors, submit a diskette or CD containing the names and addresses of all creditors . If less than 50 creditors, paper matrix must be submitted.
Official Form 7 – Statement of Financial Affairs Official Form 7 – This form includes a listing of income from employment and income other than from employment; list of payments to creditors, gifts, repossessions, foreclosures etc.
Official Form 8 – Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention – Required ONLY if debtor is an individual and the Schedules of Assets and Liabilities contain debts secured by property of the estate or personal property subject to an unexpired lease. For instance, you must complete the form if you have given a mortgage against your home, or if your car is collateral for a car loan. Must be filed within 30 days of the filing of the petition.