Chapter 11 Requirements & Time Limits

All documents are to be filed in compliance with the Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing, ECF Procedure 3. When documents are filed in paper form in compliance with ECF Procedure 3, an original is required for filing.

Business Checklist

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing fee Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1) Required at filing
3. Statement Regarding Authority to Sign and File Petition 14 days
4. Summary of Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
5. Exhibit A Summary of Assets/Liabilities (Required in Corporation) (Official Form B1, Exhibit A) Required at filing
6. Schedules A-J (Official Forms B6A - B6J) (Excluding Sch. C, I and J if a corporation) with Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
7. Statement of Financial Affairs (Offical Form B7) 14 days
8. List of Creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims (Official Form B4) Required at filing
9. Equity Security Holders List 14 days
10. Equity Security Holders Matrix Required at filing
11. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
12. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form) Required at filing
13. Statement of Debtor Regarding Corporate Ownership (Local Form) Required at filing
14. List of Creditors (Names and addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing
15. Balance Sheet (small business only) 14 days
16. Cash Flow Statement (small business only) 14 days
17. Income Tax Return (small business only) 14 days
18. Statement of Operation (small business only) 14 days

Individual Checklist

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing fee Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1) Required at filing
3. Statement Regarding Authority to Sign and File Petition Required at filing
4. Summary of Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
5. Exhibit A Summary of Assets/Liabilities (Required in Corporation) (Official Form B1, Exhibit A) Required at filing
6. Exhibit D - Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement (Official Form B1 - Exhibit D) Requried at filing
7. Certificate of Budget and Credit Counseling 14 days
8. Schedules A-J (Official Forms B6A - B6J) with Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
9. Statement of Financial Affairs (Offical Form B7) 14 days
10. List of Creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims (Official Form B4) Required at filing
11. Equity Security Holders Matrix Required at filing
12. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
13. Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts (Official Form B201) Required at filing
14. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form) Required at filing
15. Statement of Social Security (Official Form B21) Required at filing
16. Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form B22B) 14 days
17. List of Creditors (Names and addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing
18. Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Debtor(s) without Attorney (Local Form) (If Applicable) Required at filing
19. Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparer (Official Form 19A) (If Applicable) 14 days
20. Notice to Debtor by Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparer (Official Form 19B)(If Applicable) 14 days
21. Statement Disclosing Compensation Paid or To Be Paid to a "Bankruptcy Petition Preparer" (Official Form B280) (If Applicable) Required at filing
22. Balance Sheet (small business only) 14 days
23. Cash Flow Statement (small business only) 14 days
24. Income Tax Return (small business only) 14 days
25. Statement of Operation (small business only) 14 days

*If filing an Application and Order for Payment of Filing Fee in Installments - Official Form B3A