Forms You Must File in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Here's a list of the forms you must file in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and where to find them.

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must complete and file a packet of forms.  Here’s a list of the many forms you’ll need to file for Chapter 7, and where to find them.

The Official Bankruptcy Forms

Most, and possibly all, of the forms you’ll need to file are called the official bankruptcy forms. These are available online through the website of the U.S. Courts at www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms

You can complete the official forms online and print them out for filing.

Local Bankruptcy Forms

Your local bankruptcy court may require you to file a few additional forms. We don’t provide a list of those here, since they vary widely. And many local courts don’t require any forms other than the official bankruptcy forms.  To learn where to find local forms, see How to Get and File the Bankruptcy Forms.

Forms You Need to File in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Here’s a list of the forms most people need when they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Some of these, however, may not apply to your case. For example, if you are not requested a filing fee waiver, you won’t need to fill out Form B 3BA Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee.

B 101 Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy

B 101A Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You (only if you have eviction judgment against you)

B 101B Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You (only if you have eviction judgment against you)

B 103A Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments 

B 103B Application to Have Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived

B 106  Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information

B 106A/B Schedule A/B: Property 

B 106C Schedule C:  The Property You Claim as Exempt 

B 106D Schedule D: Creditors Who Hold Claims Secured by Property 

B 106E/F Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims 

B 106G Schedule G:Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases 

B 106H Schedule H: Your Codebtors 

B 106I Schedule I: Your Income 

B 106J Schedule J: Your Expenses 

B 106J-2 Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2

B 107 Your Statement of Financial Affairs for individuals Filing Bankruptcy

B 108 Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 

B 121 Your Statement About Your Social Security Numbers

B 122A-1 Chapter 7 Statement of Current Monthly Income

B 122A-1  Supp Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse (only if you qualify for an exception to the means test)

B 122A-2 Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (only if your income is above the state median income)

To learn more about each of these forms, see Completing the Bankruptcy Forms. To learn more about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, see Filing for Bankruptcy

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