Bankruptcy Procedural Forms and Instructions

These FREE official bankruptcy procedural forms may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings. Where needed, additional filing instructions are provided below each form.

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B-1: Official Form 1, Voluntary Petition | Instructions

Exhibit “D” You must file this “Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling” for all chapters of the bankruptcy code.

B 3AFiling Fee Installment Payments: If you are unable to pay the full filing fee, use
B-3A: Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments
B 3BWaiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee: If you are unable to pay the filing fee, ask the court to waive it. B-3B: Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments
B 6Cover Sheet
B 6Summary Schedules
B 6Declaration Debtors Schedules
B 6ASchedule A – Real Property
B 6BSchedule B – Personal Property
B 6CSchedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt
B 6DSchedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims
B 6ESchedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
B 6FSchedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
B 6GSchedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
B 6HSchedule H – Codebtors
B 6ISchedule I – Current Income of Individual Debtor(s)
B 6JSchedule J- Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s)
B 7Statement of Financial Affairs | Instructions
B 8Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention
File this form if you are are filing a chapter 7 liquidation case and you have one or more secured consumer debts (mortgage, vehicle payments, etc.)
B 23Certification of Financial Management Instructional Course
Every debtor in a chapter 7, chapter 11 in which § 1141(d)(3) applies, or chapter 13 case must file this certification. If a joint petition is filed, each spouse must complete and file a separate certification.
B 13SOrder Conditionally Approving Disclosure Statement, Fixing Time for Filing Acceptances or Rejections of Plan, and Fixing the Time for Filing Objections to the Disclosure Statement and to the Confirmation of the Plan, Combined with Notice Thereof and of the Hearing on Final Approval of the Disclosure Statement and the Hearing on Confirmation of the Plan (08/07)
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B 15SOrder Finally Approving Disclosure Statement and Confirming Plan (08/07)
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B 18FDischarge of Debtor After Completion of Chapter 12 Plan (08/07)
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B 18FHDischarge of Debtor Before Completion of Chapter 12 Plan (08/07) 
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B 18JDischarge of Joint Debtors (Chapter 7) (08/07)
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B 18JODischarge of One Joint Debtor (Chapter 7) (08/07)
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B 18RIDischarge of Individual Debtor in a Chapter 11 Case (12/09)
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B 18WDischarge of Debtor After Completion of Chapter 13 Plan (08/07) 
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B 18WHOrder Discharging Debtor Before Completion of Chapter 13 Plan (08/07)
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B 104Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet (08/07)
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B 131Exemplification Certificate (09/94) 
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B 132Application for Search of Bankruptcy Records (12/08)
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B 133Claims Register (01/88)
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B 200Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees (12/10)
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B 201ANotice to Individual Consumer Debtor (12/09) 
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B 201BCertification of Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor(s) (12/09)
B 202Statement of Military Service (08/07)
B 203Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (12/94) 
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B 204Notice of Need to File Proof of Claim Due to Recovery of Assets (08/07)
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B 205Notice to Creditors and Other Parties in Interest (08/07)
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B 206Certificate of Commencement of Case (08/07)
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B 207Certificate of Retention of Debtor In Possession (08/07)
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B 210ATransfer of Claim Other Than for Security (12/09)
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B 210BNotice of Transfer of Claim Other Than for Security (12/09)
B 230AOrder Confirming Chapter 12 Plan (08/07)
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 Order Confirming Chapter 13 Plan (08/07)
B 231AOrder Fixing Time to Object to Proposed Modification of Confirmed Chapter 12 Plan (12/09)
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B 231BOrder Fixing Time to Object to Proposed Modification of Confirmed Chapter 13 Plan (12/09)
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B 240AReaffirmation Documents (4/10) 
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B 240BMotion for Approval of Reaffirmation Agreement (12/09)
B 240COrder on Reaffirmation Agreement (12/09)
B 240A/B ALTReaffirmation Agreement (4/10)
B 240C ALTOrder on Reaffirmation Agreement(4/10)
B 250ASummons in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
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B 250BSummons and Notice of Pretrial Conference in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
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B 250CSummons and Notice of Trial in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09) 
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B 250DThird-Party Summons (12/09) 
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B 250ESummons to Debtor in Involuntary Case (12/09)
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B 250FSummons in a Chapter 15 Case Seeking Recognition of a Foreign Nonmain Proceeding (12/09)
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B 253Order for Relief in an Involuntary Case (08/07)
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B 254Subpoena for Rule 2004 Examination (12/07)
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B 255Subpoena in an Adversary Proceeding (12/07)
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B 256Subpoena in a Case Under the Bankruptcy Code (12/07) 
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B 260Entry of Default (01/96) 
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B 261AJudgment by Default (08/96) 
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B 261BJudgment by Default (08/96)
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B 261CJudgment in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
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B 262Notice of Entry of Judgment (01/88)
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B 263Bill of Costs (09/94)
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B 264Writ of Execution to the United States Marshal (01/96)
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B 265Certification of Judgment for Registration in Another District (08/96)
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B 270Notice of Filing of Final Report of Trustee, of Hearing on Applications for Compensation [and of Hearing on Abandonment of Property by the Trustee] (08/07)
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B 271Final Decree (08/06)
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B 280Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (10/05)
B 281Appearance of Child Support Creditor or Representative (08/06)
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B 283Chapter 13 Debtor’s Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) (4/10)
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The Official Bankruptcy Forms are posted to publicize the content and format of the forms and may be used by the public in bankruptcy cases.

To enhance usability, some of the forms can be filled in electronically. After completion, such “fillable forms” should be printed and filed by using the “print” button at the bottom of the form. If additional space is needed to complete a field in a fillable form, use a separate sheet of paper and include the case name, case number (if known), and a description or the number of the field being continued.

Warning for electronic filers: Certain versions of Adobe Acrobat and other PDF editing software allow the user to save a fillable form after data has been entered, and edit that information at a future date. If a form with saved data is filed electronically, (by someone with internet filing privileges in CM/ECF), the data can be easily extracted. To “flatten” the electronic file (i.e., to make the field data indistinguishable from the rest of the text in the form), “print” the form to PDF (using the print dialogue box), and file the resulting document.