What Documents Do I Need To File A Chapter 7 Case?

For some clients, the worst part of their experience when making a bankruptcy filing is organizing and gathering their documents. It’s similar to doing your taxes each year. Here is a summary of the main documents needed before I can prepare a petition for you:
  • Tax Returns for the past 2 years
  • Bank Statements from the past 12 months
  • A copy of your bills
  • Pay Stubs for the past 6 months
  • Car Titles, Real Estate Deeds
Most of these items can be retrieved online. If you need help getting anything in particular, your attorney can help. I generally tell people to plan on spending one entire day devoted to organizing their information. It is part of the price of receiving the very powerful bankruptcy discharge.
If you have any questions about bankruptcy, do not hesitate to contact me.