What documentation is required when filing a Chapter 7?

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What documentation is required when filing a Chapter 7?

When filing pro se, do you turn your bank statements and all other documentation (ie deeds, car regist.) in when you file, or wait until the trustee asks for it?

Asked on May 25, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

In order to file Chapter 7, you will need a packet from the court which contains all of the schedules.  The schedules are for listing your various debts by category  You list the name, address, account number, etc. for each creditor..  There are several schedules; for example, secured debt, unsecured debt, etc.. income & expense statement, co-signers, etc.  You will also need to list your exemptions for exempt property.  The documentation such as bank statements, deeds, etc. you keep but have it available in case the trustee wants to see it.

It is important to list all your creditors because when you file your bankruptcy, the court sends notice to your creditors.


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