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Here's where to find the free official bankruptcy forms, and a list of the forms you'll need for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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The official bankruptcy forms that you need to file for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are available online through the website of the U.S. Courts. You can complete the forms online, save them, and print them. 

Where to Find the Official Bankruptcy Forms

Visit the U.S. Courts website at www.uscourts.gov. Click on "Bankrutpcy" and then "Bankruptcy Forms" which will bring you to the Bankruptcy Forms page. The forms are divided into two groups:

Part I: Official Forms, Instructions, and Committee Notes. These are the forms you'll need to file for bankruptcy. There are forms for Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy. You won't need every form for every case. The instructions provide basic information as to what the form is all about, and general guidance as to what information is required. 

Part II: Procedural Forms and Instructions. These include procedural forms that you might need during your case, forms that a creditor might need, or forms that the court might use or issue. 

The Official Bankruptcy Forms You'll Need

Here's a list of the most common forms required if you are filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy as well as some of the forms you'll get from the trustee or court once you file. Again, you might not need all of them (for example, you may not need the application to pay your filing fee in installments.) Visit the U.S. Courts' website for a full list.

For more detail on how to fill out each form see How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and How to File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

Forms for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

B 1 Voluntary Petition. This includes the petition as well as Exhibits A, C, and D. 

B 3A Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments 

B 3B Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee 

B6 Cover Sheet for Schedules 

B6 Summary of Schedules 

B 6A Schedule A – Real Property 

B 6B Schedule B – Personal Property 

B 6C Schedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt 

B 6D Schedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims 

B 6E Schedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims 

B 6F Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims 

B 6G Schedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases 

B 6H Schedule H – Codebtors 

B 6I Schedule I – Your Income 

B 6J Schedule J- Your Expenses 

B 6 Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules 

B 7 Statement of Financial Affairs 

B 8 Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention 

B 21 Statement of Social Security Number

B 22A Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation

B 201 Notice to Consumer Debtors Under 342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code

Forms for Chapter 13 Bankrutpcy

B 1 Voluntary Petition. This includes the petition as well as Exhibits A, C, and D. 

B 3A Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments 

B 3B Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee 

B6 Cover Sheet for Schedules 

B6 Summary of Schedules 

B 6A Schedule A – Real Property 

B 6B Schedule B – Personal Property 

B 6C Schedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt 

B 6D Schedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims 

B 6E Schedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims 

B 6F Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims 

B 6G Schedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases 

B 6H Schedule H – Codebtors 

B 6I Schedule I – Your Income 

B 6J Schedule J- Your Expenses 

B 6 Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules 

B 7 Statement of Financial Affairs 

B 8 Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention 

B 21 Statement of Social Security Number

B 22A Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation

B 22C Statement of Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period and Disposable Income (Chapter 13)

B 201 Notice to Consumer Debtors Under 342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code

B 10 Proof Of Claim 

B 23 Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management 

B 283 Chapter 13 Debtor's Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) 

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