Chapter 7 Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees

  • Filing Fee
    If the fee is to be paid in installments or the debtor requests a waiver of the fee, the debtor must be an individual and must file a signed application for court approval. Official Form 3A or 3B and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1006(b), (c)
  • Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1); Names and addresses of all creditors of the debtor. Must be filed WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(a)(1).
  • Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts under 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) (Director's Form 201A/B), if applicable. Required if the debtor is an individual with primarily consumer debts. The notice must be GIVEN to the debtor before the petition is filed. Certification that the notice has been given must be FILED with the petition or within 15 days. 11 U.S.C. §§ 342(b), 521(a)(1)(B)(iii), 707(a)(3). Official Form 1 contains spaces for the certification.
  • Notice to debtor by “bankruptcy petition preparer” (Official Form 19). Required if a "bankruptcy petition preparer" prepares the petition. Must be submitted WITH the petition. 11 U.S.C. § 110(b)(2).
  • Statement of Social Security Number (Official Form 21). Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be submitted WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(f).
  • Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement (Exhibit D to Official Form 1); Certificate of Credit Counseling and Debt Repayment Plan, if applicable; Section 109(h)(3) certification or § 109(h)(4) request, if applicable. Exhibit D is required if the debtor is an individual. Exhibit D must be filed WITH the petition. If applicable, the Certificate of Credit Counseling and Debt Repayment Plan must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. If applicable, the § 109(h)(3) certification or the § 109(h)(4) request must be filed WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b)(3), (c).
  • Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to a “bankruptcy petition preparer” (Director's Form 280). Required if a "bankruptcy petition preparer" prepares the petition. Must be submitted WITH the petition. 11 U.S.C. §110(h)(2).
  • Statement of current monthly income, etc. (Official Form 22A). Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).
  • Schedules of assets and liabilities (Official Form 6). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b),(c).
  • Schedule of executory contracts and unexpired leases (Schedule G of Official Form 6). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).
  • Schedules of current income and expenditures. All debtors must file these schedules. If the debtor is an individual, Schedules I and J of Official Form 6 must be used for this purpose. Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. 11 U.S.C. § 521(1) and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).
  • Statement of financial affairs (Official Form 7). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).
  • Statement of intention regarding secured property and unexpired leases (Official Form 8). Required ONLY if the 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. Must be filed within 30 days or by the date set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors, whichever is earlier. 11 U.S.C. §§ 362(h) and 521(a)(2).
  • Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to the attorney for the debtor (Director's Form 203). Required if the debtor is represented by an attorney. Must be filed within 14 days or any other date set by the court. 11 U.S.C. § 329 and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 2016(b).
  • Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management (Official Form 23), if applicable. Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be filed within 60 days of the first date set for the meeting of creditors. 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(11) and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b)(7), (c).
  • Pursuant to MBLR 1007-1.(c)(1) In satisfaction of the requirements of 11 U.S.C. '521 and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007, the debtor shall:
    (1) At least seven (7) days before the '341 meeting, provide to the trustee copies of all payment advices or other evidence of payment from all employers, with all but the last four (4) digits of the debtor's social security number redacted. The payment advices shall not be filed with the Court unless otherwise ordered. Payment advices shall include all evidence of payment of any income from all employers the debtor received during the sixty (60) days prior to the filing of the petition.