Step 5: Gather the necessary federal forms, and local court forms, and local court rules that are specific to your bankruptcy court
All forms for bankruptcy can be dowloaded for free. Here's what you'll need and where to find them.
Where to find the local forms required by your bankruptcy court.
An edited list of the main federal forms for use in all courts.
In addition to federal forms. Some courts have their own local forms that you must use. Here's where to find them.
Here are links to the basic forms you need to complete to file your case.
The US government makes PDF bankruptcy forms available for free. We'll tell you which ones you need and links to download them.
Your questions about bankruptcy forms
For some people, the biggest challenge in filing bankruptcy is gathering all the financial paperwork and forms that the bankruptcy court requires, that document your income, expenses, and debts.