What forms do I have to file?

The table below lists all the forms that must be filed to commence a Chapter 7 case.

Click here for more information on Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees

Note: The Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office does not maintain hard copies of the official forms required for filing bankruptcy, but they may be downloaded from our website, www.njb.uscourts.gov.  They may also be purchased from any office supply store.  Please be sure to sign all documents where applicable.  Proper signatures are required to process all paperwork.  If a married couple files a joint case, both spouses must sign wherever a signature is required.



Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form B101)

Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form B201)

This form is used to commence a voluntary case under Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Please note that only the last 4 digits of the debtor(s) Social Security number are entered on this form.


Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Bankruptcy Form B121)





This form is used to provide the court with the debtor's full 9 digit Social Security number OR to indicate that the debtor does not have a Social Security number.  To comply with privacy guidelines, this form does not become part of the official court record. 


Credit Counseling Certificate






This is NOT a court form and cannot be obtained from the court.  This certificate is issued by the credit counseling agency upon completion of the briefing.

Note: The credit counseling agency may also provide a Debtor Repayment Plan.  This is NOT a required form, but if the debtor receives this form from the agency, it may be filed with the petition.

There are limited exceptions to the credit counseling requirement. For more information see the "What do I need to do before filing a Chapter 7 case?" question. 

Government Issued Photo Identification



Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Bankruptcy Form B122A-1)

Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2) (Bankruptcy Form B122A-1 Supp) (only file if applicable)



These forms must be completed to determine Chapter 7 eligibility.

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration and Signature (Bankruptcy Form B119)


This form is only required if the debtor has retained the services of a bankruptcy petition preparer. This form must be submitted with every document prepared and filed by a bankruptcy petition preparer. This form states that the bankruptcy petition preparer is not an attorney and must not give legal advice pursuant to §110 of the Bankruptcy Code amended by BAPCPA.
Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Bankruptcy Form B106 Declaration)


This form must be filed whenever bankruptcy schedules or amended schedules are filed.


Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B106 Summary)


Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals (Bankruptcy Form 206 Summary)



Both pages of this document are required. 

Schedule A/B: Property (Individuals) Bankruptcy Form B106A/B)


Schedule A/B: Property (Non-Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B206A/B)




List all real and personal property in which the debtor has any legal, equitable, or future interest.

Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form 106C)



List all property which debtor claims as exempt.  You must also include the market value of the property.


Schedule D: Creditors Who Hold Claims Secured by Property  (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B106D)


Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property (Non-Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B206D)



List creditors holding all types of secured interests such as judgment liens, garnishments, statutory liens, mortgages, deeds of trust, etc. 

Click here for definition of secured creditor.


Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B106E/F)

Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (Non-Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B206E/F)


List all creditors holding priority AND non-priority claims.



Click here for definition of unsecured claim.

Click here for definition of priority claim.


Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B106G)


Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (Non-Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B206G)


List all executory contracts of any nature and all unexpired leases of real or personal property. Indicate whether debtor is the lessor (landlord) or lessee (tenant) of a lease.

Click here for a definition of executory contracts.


Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B106H)

Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Non-Individuals) (Bankruptcy Form B206H)


List any person or entity, other than a spouse in a joint case, that is also liable on any debts listed by debtor in the schedules of creditors.


Schedule I: Your Income (Bankruptcy Form B106I)




List of current income. The column labeled "Debtor 2 or non-filing spouse" must be completed in all cases filed by joint debtors and by every married debtor, whether or not a joint petition is filed, unless the spouses are separated and a joint petition is not filed.


Schedule J: Your Expenses (Bankruptcy Form B106J)

Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2 (Bankruptcy Form B106J-2)


Schedule J - List of estimated average or projected monthly expenses of the debtor and debtor's family at the time the case is filed.


Schedule J-2 - Schedule J-2 must be filed if Debtor 1 and Debtor 2 maintain separate households. List expenses on this form only with respect to Debtor 2 and they are not included in Schedule J.


List of All Creditors (commonly referred to as the Creditor Matrix).  D.N.J. LBR 1007-1





Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form B107)

Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form B207)


This form includes questions regarding the debtor's income, transfers made before filing for bankruptcy, legal actions, gifts and charitable contributions, certain losses, previous locations, certain financial accounts, property the debtor controls but does not own, etc.        


Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7 (Bankruptcy Form B108)




Required ONLY if creditors have claims secured by property or if the debtor has leased personal property and the lease has not expired.