What information and documents will I need to provide my attorney for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition?

We will go through an initial interview packet with you to gather information about your monthly income/expenses, debts you owe, any property you own including its value, among other information. In the event that you qualify and Chapter 7 bankruptcy is your best option, you would need to provide several documents to your bankruptcy attorney, including:

  1. A list of all your debts and creditors you owe, including mailing addresses and account numbers if available (we also can get the list of creditors you owe from your credit reports with your written permission).
  2. You and your spouse’s detailed paycheck history (that shows deductions) for each of the previous pay periods for the most recent 6 months.
  3. Your Federal Tax returns for the past two years.
  4. If you receive any government assistance, a copy of your most recent “benefit letter” showing the amount you receive each month.
  5. If you receive other income, such as self-employment income, records of income/expenses for the most recent 6 months.
  6. If you are divorced, a copy of the divorce decree, including any orders concerning property settlements, and any current orders regarding child support and/or alimony payments.
  7. All account statements for the most recent 6 months for any depository accounts you have (including: checking, savings, money market, mutual fund, and brokerage accounts, if any).
  8. Among other possible documents depending on your situation.

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