Each court has its own local rules, but the basic bankruptcy consists of the forms you see listed in the outline below, plus any additional forms the New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court may require.
Also, be sure to check the New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court page for Filing Without An Attorney. It will guide you to helpful information about how to use the forms.
Timeliness note: Always check that the date on the form you're using is the date of the form your court currently requires -- or will require in the future, on the date you're planning to file. Each form has a a month and year in the upper right corner.
Sometimes forms are updated and change several times during a year, and other times there may be no changes for a year or more. We make every effort to keep the links on this page up to date, but it's essential that you confirm with the New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court that you are using what they consider to be the current version of all forms.