Chapter 13 Checklist

Forms available at no cost at http://www.mieb.uscourts.gov

All items must be filed within 14 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE DAY YOU FILE THE PETITION OR YOUR CASE MAY BE AUTOMATICALLY DISMISSED

OFFICIAL FORMSFILE AT LEAST THESE FORMS IMMEDIATELY (Documents due within 7 days of filing petition)

Filing fee of $310 (*as of June 1, 2014) (or application to pay installments)
Voluntary Petition (Form B1)
Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form)
Statement of Social Security Number (Form B21)
Exhibit D (See Form B1)
Certificate of Credit Counseling (obtained from agency) (or motion for exemption or waiver)
Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Debtor without Attorney (Local Form)
Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor Under § 342(B) of Bankruptcy Code (Form 201A & B)
List of Creditors (also called Matrix – see Matrix Guidelines at http://www.mieb.uscourts.gov)

DUE WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY YOU FILE THE PETITION

Schedule A (Real Property) (Form B6A)
Schedule B (Personal Property) (Form B6B)
Schedule C (Property Claimed as Exempt) (Form B6C)
Schedule D (Creditors Holding Security Interests) (Form B6D)
Schedule E (Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims) (Form B6E)
Schedule F (Creditors Holding Unsecured Non-Priority Claims) (Form B6F)
Schedule G (Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases) (Form B6G)
Schedule H (Co-debtors) (Form B6H)
Schedule I (Current Income) (Form B6I)
Schedule J (Current Expenditures) (Form B6J)
Summary of Schedules (Form B6)
Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Form B6)
Declaration Concerning Debtors Schedules (Form B6)
Statement of Financial Affairs (Form B7)
Statement of Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation (Form B22C)
Chapter 13 Plan (No required form. See Model Plan at: http://www.13edm.com/)
Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (if applicable) (Form B19)
Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (if applicable) (Form B280)

DUE BEFORE DATE LAST PAYMENT IS DUE ON CH. 13 PLAN

Personal Financial Management Court Certificate (Form B23) w/ certificate provided by agency

PLEASE NOTE THAT:

  • The Court may schedule a hearing to potentially dismiss the debtor’s case if the items above are late
  • If you case is dismissed you will have to pay another filing fee to reopen the case and you may not receive the protection of the automatic stay if you file a new case

Note: This checklist is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice.