Chapter 7 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.

Non-Individual Checklist

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing fee Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition For Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form B201) Required at filing
3. Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals (Official Form B206Sum) 14 days
4. Schedules A-H (Excluding  Sch C)  (Official Forms B206A/B, B206D, B206E/F, B206G, B206H) 14 days
5. Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individuals (Official Form B202) 14 days
6. Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form B207) 14 days
7. Statement of Attorney for Debtor(s) Pursuant to F.R.Bankr.P.2016(b) - Local Form 14 days
8. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form) Required at filing
9. Statement Regarding Corporate Ownership (Local Form) Required at filing
10. Equity Security Holders List (Self-Generated) 14 Days
11. Statement Regarding Authority to Sign and File Petition 14 Days
12. List of Creditors (Names and Addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing

Individual Checklist

All individual, consumer debtors are required to receive an approved credit counseling briefing prior to filing. Approved credit counselors are available from the web site of the United States Trustee at www.usdoj.gov/ust/r09/detroit

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing Fee* Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition For Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form B101) Required at filing
3. Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (Official Form B106Sum) 14 days
4. Schedules A-J (Official Forms B106A/B, B106C, B106D, B106E/F, B106G, B106H, B106I, B106J)** 14 days
5. Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Official Form B106Dec) 14 days
6. Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Offical Form B107) 14 days
7. Statement of Intentions for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 (Official Form B108) Required within 30 days or by date set for 341 meeting whichever is earlier
8. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to F.R.Bankr.P. 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
9. Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. §342(b) for Individuals filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form B2010) Required at filing
10. List of Creditors (Names and addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing
11. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet – (Local Form) Required at filing
12. Certificate of Budget and Credit Counseling Course 14 days
13. Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official Form B121) Required at filing
14. Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form B122A-1) and,
Chapter 7 Means Test Exemption Attachment (Official Form B122A-1Supp)**
14 days
15. Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form B122A-2) (If Applicable) 14 days
16. Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Debtor(s) without Attorney (Local Form) (If Applicable) Required at filing
17. Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration, and Signature (Official Form B119) (If Applicable) – 14 days
18. Statement of Petition Preparer Pursuant to F.R.Bank.P.2016(c) - (Local Form) – (If applicable) Required at filing
19. Certification About A Financial Management (Official Form B423) Required within 60 days of the first date set for 341 meeting of creditors
20. Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You (Official Form B101A) (if applicable) Required at filing
21. Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You (Official Form B101B) (if applicable) Required at filing

*If an Application and Order for Individuals to Pay the Filing in Installments – Official Form B103A
*If an Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived – Official Form B103B

**If two married people are filing together, a separate Schedule C for the joint debtor/debtor 2 is also required.
**If two married people are filing together and live in separate households, Schedule J2 is required.
**File with the Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income if applicable.