Chapter 13 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.

Checklist

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing Fee* Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1) Required at filing
3. Summary of Schedules/Statistical Summary (Official Form B6) 14 days
4. Schedules A-J (Official Forms B6A - B6J) with Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
5. Statement of Financial Affairs (Offical Form B7) 14 days
6. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
7. Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts (Official Form B201) Required at filing
8. List of Creditors (Names and addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing
9. Chapter 13 Plan 14 days
10. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form) Required at filing
11. Exhibit D - Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement (Official Form 1 - Exhibit D) Required at filing
12. Certificate of Budget and Credit Counseling Course 14 days
13. Statement of Social Security (Official Form B21) Required at filing
14. Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 22C-1) 14 days
15. Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Debtor(s) without Attorney (Local Form) (If Applicable) Required at filing
16. Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparer (Official Form 19A) (If Applicable) 14 days
17. Notice to Debtor by Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparer (Official Form 19B)(If Applicable) 14 days
18. Statement Disclosing Compensation Paid or To Be Paid to a "Bankruptcy Petition Preparer" (Official Form B280) (If Applicable) Required at filing
19. Certificate of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management (Official Form 23) Must be filed no earlier than the date of the last payment made under the plan or the date of filing a motion for a discharge under section 1328(b)
20. Domestic Support Certification Within 28 days after the trustee files a notice of the completion of all plan payments

*If an Application and Order for Payment of Filing in Installments - Official Form 3A.
*If an Application and Order for Waiver of Payment of Filing Fee - Official Form 3B.