Precision and attention to detail are required when you’re preparing for bankruptcy, especially when it comes to completing your forms and organizing the required documents. When you work with an experienced bankruptcy attorney, you’ll receive the guidance that you need to file your case with confidence. I’ll make sure you have only the forms you need, and I can even complete some of the forms for you with the information that you provide. You can trust that I’m well informed about any changes to bankruptcy law and the related forms and that I’ll offer my professional advice throughout the course of your case.
Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition
We’ll use the Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition form to give the court the basic information they’ll need to approve and resolve your case. This form will contain your personal information such as your name, contact information, date of birth, and social security number. There will also be spaces for you to indicate which chapter of bankruptcy you’re pursuing, how you’re filing (as an individual, married couple, or business), any previous bankruptcies you’ve filed, and the types of debt you are responsible for. “Exhibit D” is also part of this form, and this is where you’ll certify that you’ve completed the pre-filing credit counseling course. You’ll also need to submit a Statement of Affairs, which will give the court an accurate idea of your financial history before you filed bankruptcy.
Series of Schedules
The Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition is an overview of your finances, and this document must be supported by a series of Schedules, or other forms, that give details about your income, property, debts, and more. I’ll organize all of the forms you need into a packet that can be easily completed. Some of the possible options include:
Schedule A – Real Property
Schedule B – Personal Property
Schedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt
Schedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims
Schedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
Schedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
Schedule H – Codebtors
Schedule I – Your Income
Schedule J – Your Expenses
A Summary of Schedules form will also be included in your packet, telling the court which Schedules you’ve provided. On the Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules, you’ll certify that you’ve provided accurate, truthful information to support your case. Other forms may be required, depending on which chapter of bankruptcy you’re filing. If you’ve chosen a Chapter 7, we’ll need to document the Means Test and file a Statement of Intention, and if you’ve chosen a Chapter 13, we’ll submit your proposed repayment plan.
I’ll Be By Your Side
When we work together, you won’t need to worry about which forms to complete or how to list the requested information. I’ll be with you every step of the way, from our initial conversation and filing your case, to the 341 meeting and the discharge of your debt. Instead of fretting over the details of your case, you can focus on working hard, taking care of your family, and building a brighter financial future.