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.

Business Checklist

  Requirements Deadlines
1. Filing fee Required at filing
2. Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1) Required at filing
3. Summary of Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
4. Schedules A - H (Official Forms B6A - B6H) (Excluding Sch C) with Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (Official Form B6) 14 days
5. Statement of Financial Affairs 14 days
6. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
7. Bankruptcy Petition Cover Sheet (Local Form) Required at filing
8. Statement Regarding Corporate Ownership (Local Form) Required at filing
9. Mailing Matrix (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 (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. Statement of Intentions (Official Form B8) Required within 30 days or date set for 341 meeting whichever is earlier
7. Disclosure of Compensation Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2016(b) (Local Form) 14 days
8. Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts (Official Form B201) Required at filing
9. Mailing Matrix (Names and addresses of all creditors of debtor) Required at filing
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. Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation (Official Form B22A) 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) Required within 60 days of the first date set for 341 meeting of creditors

*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.