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Chapter 13 Checklist

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The following are required to start the bankruptcy (minimum filing requirements):

Payment

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers Only

  • Form 119 - Bankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration and Signature
  • Form 2800 - Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer

Due within 14 calendar days after filing the voluntary petition:

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Meeting of Creditors (341 Meeting)

Notice of bankruptcy case filing, meeting of creditors, & deadlines will be sent to the debtor and all creditors listed on the matrix within 7 to 10 business days. The debtor (both spouses in a joint case) must be present at the meeting to be questioned under oath by the trustee and by the creditors. Pro se debtors should also be familiar with Bankruptcy Code § 521, Rule 4002 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

  • Due 7 days before the date set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors: Provide the trustee with a copy of the Federal income tax return (or transcript of return) for the most recent tax year ending before filing.
  • More information on the Office of the U.S. Trustee.

Due before the discharge is granted: