If you want to file for bankruptcy, you must complete a petition that includes multiple forms and schedules. Because bankruptcy is a financial proceeding, most of the required forms will ask you to provide information regarding your income, expenses, assets, and debts.
Below is a list of the types of forms you have to fill out if you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and each bankruptcy jurisdiction may have additional local forms you must complete as well.
Read the instructions on each form carefully. If you are unsure about any of the forms or are uncomfortable filing on your own, consider talking to a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney or finding a legal help clinic in your area to help you.
To learn more about what information is required for each bankruptcy form, see How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. And to learn more about the filing process and legal issues that might arise when filling out the forms, see our Filing for Bankruptcy topic area.
Click on the name to view a fillable version of the official form on the bankruptcy court’s website.
Form 106A/B—Schedule A/B: Property
Form 106H—Schedule H: Your Codebtors
Form 106I—Schedule I: Your Income
Form 106J—Schedule J: Your Expenses
Form 122A-2—Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation
Before attempting a bankruptcy petition, always talk to a bankruptcy attorney to get advice regarding keeping your property, maximizing your exemptions and discharge of debts as well as legal strategies for protecting yourself after the bankruptcy case is completed.