A bankruptcy case is commenced by the filing of a petition in the appropriate divisional office (i.e., Duluth, Fergus Falls, Minneapolis or St. Paul), based on the county of the debtor’s mailing address. See Local Rule 1002-1. Debtors must also file schedules of assets and liabilities and a complete list of creditors, including creditors’ mailing addresses. See Filing Guidance for a complete list of filing requirements for each chapter.
To obtain forms online, see Official Bankruptcy Forms. Forms may also be purchased from any local office supply.
See also Chapter 7 process for Debtors without an Attorney and Chapter 13 process for Debtors without an Attorney.