Bankruptcy Forms

Any debtor filing for bankruptcy must file the official bankruptcy forms supplied by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.  Some of the forms are specific to each chapter of bankruptcy.  The procedural documentation to be filed will include the Official Bankruptcy Forms (part I) and the Director’s Procedural Forms (part II).    These official forms must be used to file and take action in any bankruptcy case. Other procedural forms may also be necessary during the course of certain bankruptcy actions.

Part I – the Official Bankruptcy Forms include:

  • B l Voluntary Petition 
  • B 2 Declaration under Penalty of Perjury on Behalf of a Corporation or Partnership
  • B 3A Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments
  • B 4 List of Creditors Holding 20 Largest Unsecured Claims
  • B 5 Involuntary Petition
  • B 7 Statement of Financial Affairs 
  • B9 Notice of Commencement of Case under the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Deadlines 
  • B 16D Caption for Use in Adversary Proceeding other than for a Complaint Filed by a Debtor  
  • B 17 Notice of Appeal or from a Judgment, Order or Decree of a Bankruptcy Court
  • B 18 Discharge of Debtor
  • B 20A/B Notice of Motion or Objection
  • B 21 Statement of Social Security Number

Part I forms also include schedule forms of the debtor’s assets and expenses including schedules of Real Property, Personal Property, Creditors Holding Secured Claims, Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims, Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims, Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases, and Current Income of Individual Debtor.  The schedule forms must also include a Cover Sheet for Schedules, Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules, and Summary of Schedules that includes statistical summary of certain liabilities.

Chapter specific bankruptcy forms include:

For chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are such forms as B3B Application for Waiver Filing Fee, B8 Individual Debtor's Statement of Intention, B9A Individual or Joint Debtor No Asset Case, B9B Corporation/Partnership No Asset Case, B9C Individual or Joint Debtor Asset Case, B9D Corporation/Partnership Asset Case, and B 22A Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation

For chapter 11 bankruptcy, there are such forms as B9E Individual or Joint Debtor Case, B9F Corporation/Partnership Case, and B 22B Statement of Current Monthly Income  

For chapter 12 bankruptcy, there are such forms as B9G Individual or Joint Debtor Family Farmer and B9H Corporation/Partnership Family Farmer

For chapter 13 bankruptcy, there are such forms as B9I Chapter 13 Case and B 22C Statement of Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period and Disposable Income

Forms that are more general in any filing for bankruptcy may include: Proof Of Claim, B11A General Power of Attorney, B11B Special Power of Attorney, B12 Order and Notice for Hearing on Disclosure Statement, B13 Order Approving Disclosure Statement and Fixing Time for Filing Acceptances or Rejections of Plan, Combined with Notice Thereof, B14 Ballot for Accepting or Rejecting Plan, and B15 Order Confirming Plan.  

Part II - Director’s Procedural Forms include a variety of forms that apply to general bankruptcy filings and some that are chapter specific.  The multitude of forms and procedures can be daunting to anyone filing for bankruptcy but a capable and experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you rest easy knowing that your application for bankruptcy has been handled in a professional and proficient way leaving nothing to chance.

The sheer multitude of forms required for a bankruptcy filing is enough to bury a filer under a pile of bankruptcy forms.  a bankruptcy attorney can help you complete and file your bankruptcy forms today.   A bankruptcy attorney can reduce the worry and/or uncertainty of filing all the necessary bankruptcy forms with the assurance that they adequately represent your financial situation and increase your chances of being approved for bankruptcy.

 

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