Chapter 7 filing requirements

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Latest post Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:29 PM by DOCAR. 8 replies.
  • Mon, Aug 3 2015 6:46 PM

    • bryan12
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    Chapter 7 filing requirements

    I am about to file a chapter 7 and need to know if more than 1 copy of the forms are required by the court.

  • Mon, Aug 3 2015 8:58 PM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    Since the forms are electronically filed, at least in the Middle District (I think it is in all districts, but I only know for sure in the middle district), The court only needs one. You should have one for your own records.

  • Mon, Aug 3 2015 9:44 PM In reply to

    • bryan12
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    Do the forms have to be filed electronically or can you just bring the hard copy to bankruptcy court?

  • Mon, Aug 3 2015 10:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    If you are going to do this yourself, you need to figure it out.  Filing is about the easiest step.  There are a lot more....See http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/filing-without-attorney

  • Mon, Aug 3 2015 10:36 PM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    The middle district will accept the original and electronically file them for you, at least they did when the first converted to electronic filing about 8 years ago.  Call and ask.

  • Tue, Aug 4 2015 11:47 AM In reply to

    • Peter Mark
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    Original plus one (1) copy The copy requirement numbers above include the copy to be returned to the filing party. See Local Rules 1002 (a) (1) and 7010 (c) (1) . The IRS has access to documents through the internet, so a copy is not required to be forwarded.

  • Tue, Aug 4 2015 12:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    Read the local rules at www.fl*b.uscourts.gov.  Replace the asterisk with either an "n," an "m," or an "s," depending on whether you're in the Northern, Middle, or Southern District.

  • Mon, Aug 10 2015 12:44 PM In reply to

    • bryan12
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    Thanks, im pro se and seeking waiver of fees.

     

  • Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:29 PM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Re: Chapter 7 filing requirements

    The form for that is on the Middle district bankruptcy court (not district court) website, if you need the form.  You file it with the petition.

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