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Chapter 7 Filing Requirements

Petitions and schedules can be found on the U.S. Court's website. Form sets can be purchased from an office supply store that sells legal forms.

 
INDIVIDUAL Required Documents Due WITH the petition (minimum filing requirements):
  • $335 Filing Fee; OR
    Form 103A - Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (Note: Filing fees must be paid either by cash (only accepted in Madison office), cashier's check, money order, or an attorney's firm check, made payable to Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court); OR
    Form 103B - Application to Have Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived
  • Form 101 - Voluntary Petition for Individuals filing for Bankruptcy - (NOTE: Pro se debtors must include a day time phone number with area code)
  • Mailing Matrix - List of all creditors (do not include account numbers or duplicate creditors)
  • Form 121 - Statement of Social Security Number (NOTE: Must include full social security number; and must use local form to include all non-debtor spouse information, if applicable)
  • Certificate of credit counseling and debt repayment plan OR
    Section 109(h)(3) Certification of Exigent Circumstances; OR
    Section 109(h)(4) Request for Waiver
  • Form 119 - Bankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration, and Signature (if applicable)
  • Form 2800 - Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (if applicable)
  • Form 101A - Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable)
  • Form 101B - Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You (if applicable)
INDIVIDUAL Documents due with the petition or within 14 days:
  • Form 106Sum - Summary of Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
  • Form 106A/B - Schedules A/B
  • Form 106C - Schedule C
  • Form 106D - Schedule D (NOTE: Schedule D must include full recording data: page and document numbers, date and place of recording, or state "unrecorded" - attach separate page if necessary)
  • Form 106E/F - Schedule E/F
  • Form 106G - Schedule G
  • Form 106H - Schedule H
  • Form 106I - Schedule I
  • Form 106J - Schedule J
  • Form 106Dec - Declaration About an Individual Debtor's Schedules
  • Form 107 - Statement of Financial Affairs
  • Form 2030 - Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (if applicable)
  • Form 122A-1 - Statement of Current Monthly Income (NOTE: may also require: Form 122A-1Supp - Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse under Section 707(b)(2) OR Form 122A-2 - Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation)
  • Payment Advices Cover Sheet with copies of all payment advices (pay stubs) or other evidence of payment received by the debtor from an employer within 60 days before filing the petition, if any.
Documents due 7 days before the date first set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors:
  • Provide to the trustee a copy of the Federal income tax return (or transcript of return) for the most recent tax year ending before filing
Documents due within 30 days or by the date set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors, whichever is earlier:
  • Form 108 - Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7  (required if the schedule of assets and liabilities contain debts secured by property of the estate)
Documents due before the discharge is granted:
  • Certificate of Financial Management Course (must be filed within 45 days after the Section 341 meeting of creditors)

 

 
NON-INDIVIDUAL Required Documents Due WITH the petition (minimum filing requirements):
  • $335 Filing Fee (NOTE: Filing fees must be paid either by cash (only accepted in Madison office), cashier's check, money order, or an attorney's firm check, made payable to Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)
  • Form 201 - Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Mailing Matrix - List of all creditors (do not include account numbers or duplicate creditors)
NON-INDIVIDUAL Documents due with the petition or within 14 days:
  • Form 206Sum - Summary of Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
  • Form 206A/B - Schedules A/B
  • Form 206D - Schedule D (NOTE: Schedule D must include full recording data: page and document numbers, date and place of recording, or state "unrecorded" - attach separate page if necessary)
  • Form 206E/F - Schedule E/F
  • Form 206G - Schedule G
  • Form 206H - Schedule H
  • Form 202 - Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individual Debtors
  • Form 207 - Statement of Financial Affairs
  • Form 2030 - Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
Documents due 7 days before the date first set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors:
  • Provide to the trustee a copy of the Federal income tax return (or transcript of return) for the most recent tax year ending before filing