If you have visited the official Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Forms download page of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, then by now you are confused already. You’re probably asking yourself “Which forms are needed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing?” Don’t worry, you’ll get the checklist of what federal forms you need shortly. For now you must know the big difference between the free version and the commercial version of the court forms.
Compare the screenshots of the free and the commercial version below.
The instructions manual on how to fill out the form is on another PDF file. You need to download it separately. Compare it with the sample from the commercial version below.
Notice the completed sample document for the same Form B1 has inline comments. It expand when you hover the mouse pointer. The instructions are on the same document. You also get explanation on how exactly are you going to fill out the official Chapter 13 bankruptcy forms. It’s a “no-brainer” which version is easy to understand!
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Get A Free Bankruptcy Evaluation First!
What is your back-up plan if something goes wrong? It’s always a wise decision to talk to a lawyer first. You may want to get confirmation if you should file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Schedule a free bankruptcy evaluation (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13) first. You don’t have any obligation to hire but keep the lawyer’s name handy. It’s better to have a ‘PLAN B’ in case you change your mind.
What Forms Do You Need For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing?
As promised, here’s your checklist. You can now visit (again?) the online Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Forms page of the United States Bankruptcy Court and download these specific forms free. You may want to download and print the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Forms Checklist [PDF] for easy reference.
Personal Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Forms
Form B1: Voluntary Petition
Form B3A: Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments
Form B21: Statement of Social Security Number
Form B6: Summary and Declaration of Schedules
Form B6A: Schedule A – Real Property
Form B6B: Schedule B – Personal Property
Form B6C: Schedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt
Form B6D: Schedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims
Form B6E: Schedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
Form B6F: Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
Form B6G: Schedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
Form B6H: Schedule H – Co-Debtors
Form B6I: Schedule I – Current Income of Individual Debtor(s)
Form B6J: Schedule J – Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s)
Form B6: Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules
Form B7: Statement of Financial Affairs
Form B22C: Chapter 13 Statement of Current Monthly Income
Form B23: Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Financial Management Course
Form B201: Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor
Verification of Creditor Matrix
Chapter 13 Repayment Plan
That’s all there is to it. Good luck on your future fresh start!