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Order of Pleadings Chapter 7

ORDER OF PLEADINGS
CHAPTER 7

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
REQUIRED LISTS, SCHEDULES, STATEMENTS, AND FEES
Voluntary Chapter 7 Case

☐ Filing Fee of $245. If the fee is to be paid in installments or the debtor requests a waiver of the fee, the debtor must be an individual and must file a signed application for court approval. Official Form 103A or 103B and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1006(b), (c).

☐ Administrative fee of $75 and trustee surcharge of $15. If the debtor is an individual and the court grants the debtor’s request, these fees are payable in installments or may be waived.

☐ Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 101) or Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 201); Names and addresses of all creditors of the debtor. Must be filed WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(a)(1).

☐ Notice to Individual Debtor with Primarily Consumer Debts under 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) (Director’s Form 2010), if applicable. Required if the debtor is an individual with primarily consumer debts. The notice must be GIVEN to the debtor before the petition is filed. Certification that the notice has been given must be FILED with the petition or within 15 days. 11 U.S.C. §§ 342(b), 521(a)(1)(B)(iii), 707(a)(3). Official Form 101 contains spaces for the certification.

☐ Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration, and Signature (Official Form 119). Required if a “bankruptcy petition preparer”
prepares the petition. Must be submitted WITH the petition. 11 U.S.C. § 110(b)(2).

☐ Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official Form 121). Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be submitted WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(f).

☐ Credit Counseling Requirement (Official Form 101); Certificate of Credit Counseling and Debt Repayment Plan, if applicable; Section 109(h)(3) certification or § 109(h)(4) request, if applicable. If applicable, the Certificate of Credit Counseling and Debt Repayment Plan must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. If applicable, the § 109(h)(3) certification or the § 109(h)(4) request must be filed WITH the petition. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b)(3), (c).

☐ Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to a “bankruptcy petition preparer” (Director's Form 2800). Required if a “bankruptcy petition preparer” prepares the petition. Must be submitted WITH the petition. 11 U.S.C. §110(h)(2).

☐ Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A). Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).

☐ Schedules of assets and liabilities (Official Forms 106 or 206). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b),(c).

☐ Schedule of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (Schedule G of Official Form 106 or 206). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).

☐ Schedules of Your Income and Your Expenses (Schedules I and J of Official Form 106). If the debtor is an individual, Schedules I and J of Official Form 106 must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. 11 U.S.C. § 521(1) and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).

☐ Statement of financial affairs (Official Form 107 or 207). Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).

☐ Copies of all payment advices or other evidence of payment received by the debtor from any employer within 60 days before the filing of the petition. Required if the debtor is an individual. Must be filed with the petition or within 14 days. Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b), (c).

☐ Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 (Official Form 108). Required ONLY if the debtor is an individual and the schedules of assets and liabilities contain debts secured by property of the estate or personal property subject to an unexpired lease. Must be filed within 30 days or by the date set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors, whichever is earlier. 11 U.S.C. §§ 362(h) and 521(a)(2).

☐ Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to the attorney for the debtor (Director's Form 2030). Required if the debtor is represented by an attorney. Must be filed within 14 days or any other date set by the court. 11 U.S.C. § 329 and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 2016(b).

☐ Certification About a Financial Management Course (Official Form 423), if applicable. Required if the debtor is an individual, unless the course provider has notified the court that the debtor has completed the course. Must be filed within 60 days of the first date set for the meeting of creditors. 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(11) and Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(b)(7), (c).