Chapter 11

Please note: The following is provided for informational purposes ONLY and should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority.

Chapter 11 Filing Requirements

The requirements listed below outline which documents must be filed at the time of case opening for cases under Chapter 11. New requirements pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 are listed in boldface.

All documents listed are due at the time of case filing or within 14 (fourteen) days of the filing of the petition unless otherwise noted. Failure to timely file the required documents may result in the dismissal of the case.

Filing fee payable by cash (correct change required) , money order, certified check, or attorney’s check (for non-ECF certified attorneys), OR Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (individual only - due at time of case filing). Please Note: ECF certified attorneys are to pay the filing fee on-line by credit card
•Voluntary Petition
•Summary of Schedules
Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Official Form B6-Summ2- Individual only)
•Schedules A-B and D-H(business), Schedules A-J (individual)
•Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules
•Statement of Financial Affairs
Indiv. DB's Stmt. of Compliance - Credit Counseling (Official Form 1, Exhibit D) (including Credit Counseling Certificate, Certification of Exigent Circumstances, or Motion for Exemption)
•List of Creditors holding the 20 largest unsecured claims
•Names and apresses of equity security holders of the debtor
•Statement of corporate ownership (corporation)
•Statement of Social Security Number (Official Form 21 - pro se individual debtor-due at time of case filing)
•Attorney Disclosure of Compensation/Rule 2016(b) Statement (if represented by an attorney)
•Creditor Matrix in .TXT format OR Creditor Matrix on paper (due within 5 days of case filing)
Statement of Current Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation (Official Form 22B - individual only)
•Petition Preparer’s Notice to Debtor (Form B19) (only if petition preparer involved)

Chapter 11 Small Business Requirements:
-Balance sheet
-Statement of operations
-Cash flow statement
-Federal income tax return
(File with the US Trustee if requested. Do not file with the court.)

Notice: Under 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a) the debtor, or trustee if one is appointed, is required also to pay a fee to the United States trustee at the conclusion of each calendar quarter until the case is dismissed or converted to another chapter. As of January 1, 2008, the amount to be paid is:

$325 if disbursements total less than $15,000;
$650 if disbursements total between $15,000 and $74,999;
$975 if disbursements total between $75,000 and $149,999;
$1,625 if disbursements total between $150,000 and $224,999;
$1,950 if disbursements total between $225,000 and $299,999;
$4,875 if disbursements total between $300,000 and $999,999;
$6,500 if disbursements total between $1,000,000 and $1,999,999;
$9,750 if disbursements total between $2,000,000 and $2,999,999;
$10,400 if disbursements total between $3,000,000 and $4,999,999;
$13,000 if disbursements total between $5,000,000 and $14,999,999;
$20,000 if disbursements total between $15,000,000 and $29,999,999;
$30,000 if disbursements are $30,000,000 or more

Pro Se Debtors: All documents that you file with the court will be available to the public on the Internet through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) and the court's electronic case filing system (CM/ECF), EXCEPT Official Form B21 Statement of Social Security Number. CERTAIN PERSONAL DATA IDENTIFIERS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN OR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS TO THE COURT FOR FILING. See Bankruptcy Rule 9037 and General Order 24.

See generally:
http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy/BankruptcyResources/FilingBankruptcyWithoutAttorney.aspx

If you wish to receive by mail a file-stamped copy of any document you file, please provide an additional copy and self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of filing.