When you file for Chapter 13 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 13, and where to find them.
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.
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.
Here is a list of the forms that most people must file in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
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 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 121 Your Statement About Your Social Security Numbers
B 122C-2 Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income
To learn more about each of these forms, see Completing the Bankruptcy Forms.
The crux of the Chapter 13 case is the repayment plan. You must file a proposed repayment plan with your Chapter 13 petition. There is no official form for the repayment plan. You can find an example of a repayment plan, including detailed information on what you must include in the plan, in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time, by Stephen Elias and Kathleen Michon (Nolo). Or you can consult with a local bankruptcy attorney.
To learn more about the plan, see the articles in The Chapter 13 Repayment Plan.