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What documents are needed to file bankruptcy?

The following documents are required to be filed in all bankruptcy cases. Additional documents might be necessary depending upon the particulars of your case.

Voluntary petition - Form 1 and any exhibits required by the Form.

Cover Sheet - T.L.B.F. 1002-1

Statement of Financial Affairs - Form 7 

Summary of Schedules A-J - Form 6

Schedules A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J - Forms 6A through 6J

Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules - Form B6

Everyone who files is also required to provide copies of all paycheck stubs received within 60 days before the case was filed.

Attorney Fee Disclosure Statement - L.B.F. 102.1

Verification of Creditors' Matrix - L.B. Misc. Form List

Creditors' Matrix 

Additional Items due from Individual Debtors:

Social Security Number Statement - Form 21

Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities - Form 6 - page 2 (12/07)

Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement (Official Form 1 Exhibit D)

Certificate of Credit Counseling showing that you completed credit counseling from an approved counselor sometime within the 180 days BEFORE you filed your case.

Chapter 7 Individual Debtors:

Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation Form 22A

Statement of Intention - Form B8 

Chapter 13 Individual Debtors:

Statement of Current Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation - Form 22C

Chapter 13 Repayment Plan - T.L.B.F. 3015-1 

The debtor's name and last four digits of the debtor's Social Security number must appear on the petition.

What is Bankruptcy? 

What Can Bankruptcy Do for Me? 

What Bankruptcy Can Not Do

What Different Types of Bankruptcy Should I Consider? 

What Will Happen to My Home and Car If I File Bankruptcy?

Can I Own Anything After Bankruptcy?

Will Bankruptcy Wipe Out All My Debts?

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

What Else Should I Know?

What is the Bankruptcy Code?

Is the Bankruptcy Court a State or Federal Court? 

Who can file bankruptcy?

Do I need an attorney to file for bankruptcy?

What are the different "Chapters" in bankruptcy? 

What is a Joint Bankruptcy Petition? 

Does my spouse have to file if I file?

What is a Bankruptcy Trustee? 

What documents are needed to file bankruptcy? 

How much is the Court filing fee?

What about credit counseling and personal financial management instruction-what is the difference between the two? 

What is the “Means Test”? 

How can I change or correct information in the petition, statements, and schedules I have filed? 

What is a Meeting of Creditors? What happens there?

I don't live in the Denver Metropolitan area. Where will my Creditors Meeting be held?

How do I know if a debt is secured, unsecured, priority, or administrative? 

What are exemptions? 

What happens after I file my bankruptcy case? 

What is a discharge? 

What is the Difference between a Denial of Discharge and a debt being nondischargeable? 

I attended a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors before my case converted to another chapter. Do I have to attend another meeting? 

What if my case is dismissed? 

My case was dismissed because I failed to pay all of the installments of the filing fee. Can I file a new bankruptcy case? If so, can I pay the new filing fee in installments? 

What is a Reaffirmation Agreement? 

What is a Motion for Relief from Stay?

What can I do if a creditor keeps trying to collect money after I have filed a bankruptcy? 

What services can a "Bankruptcy Petition Preparer" provide? 

Will the Judge advise me of my options during the bankruptcy case? 

May I speak directly with a Bankruptcy Judge?

What is an Adversary Proceeding?

If my case gets dismissed, or I change my mind about filing, can I get my filing fee refunded? 

When am I under bankruptcy protection?

Who has access to my bankruptcy file? 

Will all my creditors be notified of my discharge? 

When is my case complete? 

How soon after I get my discharge can I file for bankruptcy again? 

Will the U.S. Bankruptcy Court provide and pay for an interpreter for me? 

What if a creditor tries to collect money after I get a discharge? 

How can I get another copy of my discharge? 

How many years will a bankruptcy show on my credit report? 

How do I get errors removed from my credit report?

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Robert J. Doig
Attorney at Law

2985 Broadmoor Valley Road, Suite 4
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719 227-8787  Office
719 325-8355  Fax

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.