Required Lists

Note: Certain documents must be filed separately and not included in the same PDF as the Petition.

 

 

Due WITH the Petition (minimum filing requirements):

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  • Filing Fee

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 3A or 3B

 

Schedule of Current Bankruptcy Fees

 

Note:  Filing fees must be paid either by cash, cashier's check, money order, credit card, or an attorney's firm check made payable to "Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court."  Check or credit card payments from debtors will not be accepted.

 

Rule 1006(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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  • Voluntary Petition (Official Form 1)

  • Must include names and addresses of all creditors.  

  • If the debtor is a corporation, Exhibit A must be included. - Rule 1007(a), Fed.R.Bankr.P.  

  • If the debtor is not an individual or a governmental unit, Statement of Corporate Ownership must be included. Per Clerk's Notice of 2/15/11

  • If debtor has an attorney, that attorney must sign Exhibit B if (1) Notice to Consumer Debtor has not been filed and (2) nature of debts are primarily consumer.

  • All but the last four digits of the debtor's social security number must be redacted.

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All individual debtors must complete.  Must include one of the following:  A.  Attached certificate;   B. Statement that debtor has received counseling but does not have certificate;   C. Motion Requesting Temporary Waiver of Credit Counseling  Requirement;  or  D. Motion Requesting Permanent Waiver of Credit Counseling Requirement. Rule 1007(b)(3), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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Local Rule B-1007-1(b)

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  • List of Creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims (Official Form 4)

Rule 1007(d), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

 

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  • A list of creditors having or claiming to have a secured claim. This may also be filed using Schedule D, so long as it is accompanied by the Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury.

S.D.Ind. B-1002-1(b)(5)

 

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Required if the debtor is an individual.  Rule 1007(f), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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Due with the petition or within 7 days:

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  • Small Business Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, Cash Flow Statement and Tax Return  - 11 U.S.C. 1116 (1). All of these documents must be signed by the debtor/debtor's attorney.

- Small Business Chapter 11 cases only

 

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Due with the petition or within 14 days:

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Individual debtors only:

  • Certificate of Credit Counseling (due with Petition unless):

Debtor has filed a statement (Exhibit D) that debtor has received counseling but does not have certificate, the certificate is due within 14 days.

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Individual debtors only:

Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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Non-Individual debtors only:

 Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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  • Summary of Schedules

  • Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Required if the debtor is an individual with primarily consumer debts)

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Rule 1007 (b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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  • Names and address of equity security holders of the debtor (Required for corporate Chapter 11 debtors only)

Rule 1007(a)(3), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

 

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Required if the debtor is an individual.   Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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Required if the debtor is an individual.  Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

 

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Required if the debtor is an individual.  Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

 

 

 

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Required if the debtor is an individual.  Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

Note: It is not sufficient to file a document stating that pay advices were mailed to the Trustee. Copies of pay advices, if available, must be filed with the Court.

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  • Statement of intention regarding secured property  (Official Form 8)

Required only if the debtor is an individual and the schedule of assets and  liabilities contains debts secured by property of the estate or personal property subject to an unexpired lease.  11 U.S.C. C§ 362(h) and 521(a)(2).

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  • Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to the attorney for the debtor (if the debtor has an attorney)

11 U.S.C. § 329, Rule 2016(b), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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  • Statement disclosing compensation paid or to be paid to a "bankruptcy petition preparer” as defined in 11 U.S.C. § 110 if a paid petition preparer was used (Official Form B280)       

11 U.S.C. § 110(h)

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  • Notice to debtor by "bankruptcy petition preparer"  (Official Form 19) if a paid petition preparer was used. The first page is required only if the corresponding Declaration in the Voluntary Petition or other new case document has not been signed   

11 U.S.C. § 110(b)(2)(B)

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  • Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor (Required if the debtor is an individual with primarily consumer debts, the debtor has an attorney, and that attorney has not signed Exhibit B) (Official Form B201A and B201B)

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Rule 3015, Fed.R.Bankr.P.

 

 

 

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Due 7 days before the date first set for the Section 341 meeting of creditors:

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  • Provide to the trustee, a copy of the Federal income tax return (or transcript of return) for the most recent tax year ending before filing  11 U.S.C. § 521(e).

            

 

Note:  Unless ordered to do so under § 521(f), debtors should NOT file tax returns with the Court.  Tax information required under § 521(e)(2) should be provided directly to the trustee and any requesting creditor.

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Due within 90 days:

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  • Chapter 12 Plan

11 U.S.C. § 1221.

 

 

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Due before the discharge is granted:

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Required if the debtor is an individual.  In a chapter 7 case, must be filed within 45 days after the Section 341 meeting of creditors.  In a chapter 13 case, must be filed no later that the last payment made by the debtor as required by the plan or the filing of a motion for entry of a discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 1328(b).  Rule 1007(b) & (c), Fed.R.Bankr.P.

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