Bankruptcy Court Forms

Basic Forms You Will Need In Any Court

Here are links to the basic forms you need to complete to file your case.
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Required Forms & Fees for the California Eastern District Bankruptcy Court
 
Local Forms Required by the California Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

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Last Reviewed: Sun, Jan 16, 2022

The information below is based on the official bankruptcy form instructions booklet for individuals (PDF 119K) that the government is providing for the first time as of December 1, 2015 and updated in 2020. 

Before You File Your Case

Before you file for bankruptcy, you must do several things:

When You File Your Case

There are several forms and documents that you must give the court at the time you file. Additional forms and documents must be filed no later than 14 days after you file your bankruptcy case, although they may be filed at the same time you file your case.

You must file the forms listed below on the date you open your bankruptcy case. For copies of the forms listed here, go here. (The list continues on the next page.):

When you file your bankruptcy case or within 14 days after you file

You must file the forms listed below either when you file your bankruptcy case or within 14 days after you file your Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 101). If you do not do so, your case may be dismissed. Although it is possible to open your case by submitting only the documents that are listed under When you file your bankruptcy case, you should file the entire set of forms at one time to help your case proceed smoothly.

Although some forms may ask you similar questions, you must fill out all of the forms completely to protect your legal rights.

The list below shows the forms that all individuals must file as well as the forms that are specific to each chapter. For copies of the official forms listed here, go to http://www.uscourts.gov.

All individuals who file for bankruptcy must file these forms and the forms for the specific chapter:

Schedules of Assets and Liabilities (Official Form 106) which includes these forms:

If you file under chapter 7, you must also file:

If you file under chapter 13, you must also file:

 

Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
Selected State: California
Required Forms & Fees for the California Eastern District Bankruptcy Court
 
Local Forms Required by the California Eastern District Bankruptcy Court
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