Self Filing Information

Disclaimer: The Clerk's Office strives to provide quality customer service to the public. The information presented here is an effort to assist the self filer. The staff of the Bankruptcy Clerk's Office cannot give legal advice. If you have questions that are legal in nature, you may wish to contact an attorney to protect your rights. While it is possible to file a bankruptcy case 'pro se,' that is, without the assistance of an attorney, it is extremely difficult to do so successfully. Hiring a competent attorney is highly recommended. For information about referral programs, contact your local bar association.

A guide for the individual Pro se Debtor in a bankruptcy case.

General Information

Chapter 7

Official Bankruptcy Forms are available at the US Courts web site. View and Print Bankruptcy Forms. The Following Forms must be filed in a chapter 7 bankruptcy:

  • Voluntary Petition (B101)
  • Social Security Statement (B121)
  • Summary of Schedule (Includes Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities)(B106Sum)
  • Schedules A/B-J
  • Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (B106Dec)
  • Statement of Financial Affairs (B107)
  • Statement of Intent (B108)
  • Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation (B122A-1)
  • Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor under§ 342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code (B2010)
  • Certification of Creditor Matrix (Local Form)
  • Creditor Matrix information (Local Form)
  • Notice of Transmittal of Tax Returns to the Trustee (Local Form)
     

Chapter 13

Official Bankruptcy Forms are available at the US Courts web site. View and Print Bankruptcy Forms. The Following Forms must be filed in a chapter 13 bankruptcy:

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