Bankruptcy is a financial proceeding in which you’re required to provide income, debt, asset, and financial transaction information. You’ll do so by filling out a petition along with multiple forms and schedules—usually about fifty pages in all.
Below is a list of the forms required in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Each bankruptcy jurisdiction will likely have local forms as well. You can find them by visiting your local court’s website.
When completing the forms, you’ll want to read the instructions carefully. You should be aware that the forms don’t explain what will happen to your property in bankruptcy, or any other legal issues, so it’s important to research the law. If you're uncomfortable filing on your own, speak with a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney or find a local legal help clinic.
View a fillable version of the official form on the bankruptcy court’s website by clicking on the form name.
Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
Form 101A—Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You
Form 101B—Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You
Form 103A—Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments
Form 103B—Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived
Form 106Sum—Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
Form 106A/B—Schedule A/B: Property
Form 106C—Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt
Form 106D—Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property
Form 106E/F—Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
Form 106G—Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
Form 106H—Schedule H: Your Codebtors
Form 106I—Schedule I: Your Income
Form 106J—Schedule J: Your Expenses
Form 106Dec—Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules
Form 107—Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
Form 108—Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7
Form 121—Statement About Your Social Security Numbers
Form 122A-1—Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income
Form 122A-1Supp—Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2)
Form 122A-2—Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation
Form 423—Certification About a Financial Management Course
Form 2010—Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
Talk to a Lawyer First
Before attempting a bankruptcy petition, talk to a bankruptcy attorney. You'll want to know about keeping your property, maximizing your exemptions, and discharge of debts.
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 Filing for Bankruptcy.