What forms do I have to file?

The table below lists all the forms that must be filed to commence a Chapter 13 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.

FORMS NOTES

Voluntary Petition for indviduals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form 101)

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 your Social Security number are entered on this form.
Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Bankruptcy Form 121) 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.  Click here to locate an approved credit counseling agency.

Note: The credit counseling agency may provide a Debtor Repayment Plan.  This is NOT a required form, but if the debtor receives this form from the agency, it should 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 13 case?" frequently asked question.

Government Issued Photo Identification

 

 

Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period (Bankruptcy Form 122C-1)

Debtor must file statement with amount of monthly net income, itemized to show how amount is calculated.

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration and Signature (Bankruptcy Form 119)

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.

Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statisical Information (Bankruptcy Form 106Sum)

Failure to file this document will result in the issuance of a Deficiency Notice and dismissal of the case if not filed within 14 days of the petition.

Schedule A/B: Property (Bankruptcy Form 106A/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 (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 Have Claims Secured by Property (Bankruptcy Form 106C)

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

Click here for definition of secured creditor.

Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims (Bankruptcy Form 106E/F)

List all creditors holding priority AND non-priority claims. Click here for definition of priority claim.

 

Click here for definition of unsecured claim.

Click here for definition of priority claim.

Schedule G: Executory contracts and Unexpired Leases (Bankruptcy Form 106G)

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 (Bankruptcy Form 106H)

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 106I)

List all current income. The column labeled “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 B 106J)

Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2 (Bankruptcy Form 106J2)

Schedule J - List of estimated 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 in a joint case if Debtor 1 and Debtor 2 maintain separate households. List expenses on this form only with respect to Debtor 2 that, and if they they are not included in Schedule J.

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

 

                                   

See the Specifications for Submitting Scheduled Creditors for more information.

Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Form 107)

 

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. 

Chapter 13 Plan & Motions (Local form)

Repayment plan submitted for court approval which provides payments of fixed amounts to the trustee on a regular basis.