Do I have to have all of my paystubs from my last emplyer to go bankrupt or can I file bankruptcy by just having a few of them so they can calculate the approximate income?

I really don’t want to talk to my previous employer. Is there any way around this?

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, South Dakota


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The bankruptcy schedules (forms) include an income and expense declaration.  Recent pay stubs from an employer will provide evidence of your income. You won't need all pay stubs. Since you said this was a previous employer, this should not be an issue because your current income from your current employer is what should be listed on the income and expense declaration.  The income and expense declaration lists monthly income and monthly expenses.

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