Before you start completing the bankruptcy forms, you'll need to find the official forms, check to see if your court uses any local forms, gather your documents, find national, state, and regional income and expense figures to plug into the forms, and figure out where to get the required credit counseling and debtor education, and determine which court you should file in.
These articles provide all the information you need to get started with your bankruptcy forms.
How to Get and File the Bankruptcy Forms
Learn where to find the official bankruptcy forms, how to find out about local forms and requirements, and where to file your forms.
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.
Forms You Must File in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Here's a list of the forms you must file in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and where to find them.
Gathering Your Documents for Bankruptcy
You'll have to provide documents to the trustee, and gather other documents in order to complete your bankruptcy papers. Here's what you'll need.
How to Amend a Bankruptcy Form
Amending a bankruptcy form is usually an easy process. Here's how to do it.
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Bankruptcy Filing Fees and Costs
Here's a rundown of bankruptcy filing fees, costs of mandatory credit counseling, and whether you can get a waiver of fees or pay in installments.
How to Find an Approved Credit or Debt Counseling Agency
You must take a debtor education course after you file bankruptcy but before you get a discharge in your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
How to Value Personal Property in Bankruptcy
When valuing your personal property in bankruptcy, use the current value. Here's how.
How to Value Your Home in Bankruptcy
Learn about methods for valuing your home in bankruptcy.
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