What forms must be filed?

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.

E:FILING GUIDANCE:  Attorneys must enter "/s/Attorney's Name" on the line where your signature would normally appear.  Click here for more guidance on this requirement.

 

FORMS

NOTES

Official Form B1 - Voluntary Petition

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: Use the Case Upload module or use  BK Case Opening - Voluntary

During case opening, please enter the full nine digit Social Security number when asked to do so.  CM/ECF will automatically block the first 5 digits.

This form is used to commence a voluntary case under Chapter 7, 11, 12, 13 or 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Please note that only the last 4 digits of the debtor(s) Social Security number are entered on this form.

Exhibit B on page 2 of Voluntary Petition

If debtor is an individual with primarily consumer debt AND represented by an attorney, the attorney must sign Exhibit B section on page 2 of petition

 

Official Form B21 - Statement of Social Security Number (also referred to as Social Security Number Declaration)

 

 

 

 

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.  It is only required when filing hard copy documents.  To comply with privacy guidelines, this form does not become part of the official court record.  DO NOT E:FILE THIS FORM.

 

Credit Counseling Certificate

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file this separate from the petition using the Certificate of Credit Counseling event located in the Misc. Events category.  Click here for docketing instructions.

 

The credit counseling agency may provide aDebtor 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. 

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: Use the  Debtor Repayment Plan event located in Misc. Events category.  Click here for docketing instructions.

 

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.

 

There are limited exceptions to the credit counseling requirement. ** See Exhibit D below for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit D - Individual Debtors Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file Exhibit D as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

This form is in addition to the Credit Counseling Certificate.  If this is a joint debtor case, each debtor must file Exhibit D.

 

**For an extension of time to file a credit counseling certificate, see Box 3 of Exhibit D.

 

**If you are not required to receive credit counseling because you are on active military duty in a military combat zone or because of incapacity or disability as defined in 11 U.S.C. §109(h)(4), see Box 4 of Exhibit D.

Official Form 22C - Statement of Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period and Disposable Income

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the  petition package during case opening.  

 

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

 

Official Form B6 - Summary of Schedules (Includes Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities)

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

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

 

Official Form 6A - Real Property

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

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

 

Official Form 6B - Personal Property

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

List all of the debtor's interests in personal property.

 

Official Form 6C - Property Claimed as Exempt

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the  petition package during case opening.

 

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

 

Official Form 6D - Creditors Holding Secured Claims

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

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

 

Official Form 6E - Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.  

 

A complete list of claims entitled to priority. Only holders of unsecured claims entitled to priority should be listed in this schedule.

Click here for definition of priority claim.

 

Official Form 6F - Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

 

List all entities holding unsecured claims without priority against the debtor or the property of the debtor, as of the date of filing of the petition.

Click here for definition of unsecured claim

 

Official Form 6G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

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.

 

Official Form 6H - Codebtors

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

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.

 

Official Form 6I - Current Income of Individual Debtors

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

List of 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.

 

Official Form 6J - Current Expenditures of Individual

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.  

 

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

 

List of All Creditors (commonly referred to as the Creditor Matrix). 

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file using Upload a Creditor Matrix File event located in the  Creditor Maintenance category.

 

If your list of creditors contains 20 or more creditors you must submit both a paper copy and a CD-Rom containing the List.  See D.N.J. LBR 1007-2. See also Specifications for Submitting Scheduled Creditors.

 

 

Official Form 7 - Statement of Financial Affairs

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: E:file as part of the petition package during case opening.

 

This form includes a listing of income from employment and income other than from employment, list of payments to creditors, gifts, repossessions, foreclosures etc. 

 

Chapter 13 Plan & Motions

 

E:FILING GUIDANCE: Use Chapter 13 Plan and Motions event located under Plan category.  Click here for docketing instructions. 

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