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    Please note: the following is provided for informational purposes ONLY and should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority.

    Chapter 7 Filing Requirements

    The requirements listed below outline what documents must be filed at the time of case opening for cases under Chapter 7. New requirements pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 are listed in boldface.

    All documents listed are due with the petition unless otherwise noted.

    • $299.00 filing fee payable by cash, money order, certified check, or attorney’s check (for non-ECF certified attorneys), OR Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments OR Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (individual only - due at time of case filing). Please Note: ECF certified attorneys are to pay the filing fee on-line by credit card.

    • Voluntary Petition
    • Summary of Schedules
    • Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Official Form B6-Summ2- Individual only)
    • Schedules A-J (schedule C is not required for partnership and corporate cases)
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules
    • Statement of Financial Affairs
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Statement of Financial Affairs
    • Statement of Intention (individual only - due within 30 days of the petition, or before the meeting of creditors, whichever is first)
    • Statement of Corporate Ownership (corporate cases only)
    • Statement of Social Security Number (Official Form 21 - pro se individual debtor-due at time of case filing)
    • Attorney Disclosure of Compensation (if represented by an attorney)
    • Creditor Matrix in .TXT format OR Creditor Matrix on paper, plus Pro Se Debtor-Matrix List Waiver (due within 5 days of case filing)
    • Credit Counseling Certificate, or Certification of Exigent Circumstance, or Motion for Exemption (individual only - due at time of case filing)
    • Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation (Official Form 22A - individual only)
    • Financial Management Certification (Official Form 23 and certificate attesting to the completion of the personal financial management instructional course - due 45 days from the first date set for the Meeting of Creditors)

    Pro se debtors: if you wish to receive by mail a file-stamped copy of any document you file, please provide an additional copy and self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of filing.

    Chapter 13 Filing Requirements

    The requirements listed below outline which documents must be filed at the time of case opening for cases under Chapter 13. New requirements pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 are listed in boldface.

    All documents listed are due with the petition unless otherwise noted.

    • $274.00 filing fee payable by cash, money order, certified check, or attorney’s check (for non-ECF certified attorneys), OR Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (individual only - due at time of case filing). Please Note: ECF certified attorneys are to pay the filing fee on-line by credit card

    • Voluntary Petition
    • Summary of Schedules
    • Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Official Form B6-Summ2- Individual only)
    • Schedules A-J
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules
    • Statement of Financial Affairs
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Statement of Financial Affairs
    • Statement of Social Security Number (Official Form 21 - pro se individual debtor-due at time of case filing)
    • Ch. 13 Plan (if filed after the petition, the Chapter 13 plan must be accompanied by a Notice of Opportunity to Object)
    • Attorney Disclosure of Compensation (if represented by an attorney)
    • Creditor Matrix in .TXT format OR Creditor Matrix on paper, plus Pro Se Debtor-Matrix List Waiver (due within 5 days of case filing)
    • Credit Counseling Certificate, or Certification of Exigent Circumstance or Motion for Exemption (individual only - due at time of case filing)
    • Statement of Current Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation (Official Form 22C - individual only)

    Pro se debtors: if you wish to receive by mail a file-stamped copy of any document you file, please provide an additional copy and self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of filing.

    Chapter 11 Filing Requirements

    The requirements listed below outline which documents must be filed at the time of case opening for cases under Chapter 11. New requirements pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 are listed in boldface.

    • $1039 filing fee payable by cash, money order, certified check, or attorney’s check (for non-ECF certified attorneys), OR Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (individual only - due at time of case filing). Please Note: ECF certified attorneys are to pay the filing fee on-line by credit card
    • Voluntary Petition
    • Summary of Schedules
    • Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Official Form B6-Summ2- Individual only)
    • Schedules A-H (corporation), Schedules A-J (individual)
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules
    • Statement of Financial Affairs
    • Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Statement of Financial Affairs
    • List of Creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims
    • Names and addresses of equity security holders of the debtor
    • Statement of corporate ownership (corporation)
    • Statement of Social Security Number (Official Form 21 - pro se individual debtor-due at time of case filing)
    • Attorney Disclosure of Compensation/Rule 2016(b) Statement (if represented by an attorney)
    • Creditor Matrix in .TXT format OR Creditor Matrix on paper, plus Pro Se Debtor-Matrix List Waiver (due within 5 days of case filing)
    • Credit Counseling Certificate, or Certification of Exigent Circumstance or Motion for Exemption (individual only - due at time of case filing)
    • Statement of Current Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation (Official Form 22B - individual only)
    Chapter 11 Small Business Requirements:
    -Balance sheet
    -Statement of operations
    -Cash flow statement
    -Federal income tax return

    Pro se individual debtors: if you wish to receive by mail a file-stamped copy of any document you file, please provide an additional copy and self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of filing.
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