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Chapter 7 Individual Debtor(s) Complete Filings

Chapter 7 Individual Debtor(s): Documents Important Notes

Petition, Schedules and Statements

InstructionsBankruptcy Forms for Individuals (includes information for completing the forms)

These documents should be filed as a single PDF file.

Do not attach payment advices, certificates of credit counseling, plans or applications to the petition and schedules! These documents must be filed separately.

The full legal description of any real property should be included on Schedule C or on an exhibit or attachment to that Schedule, as required by Local Rule 1007-1(b).








See additional information needed to complete the statement of current monthly income and Chapter 7 means test calculation.

Initial statement about an eviction judgment against you (Form 101A as revised 12/15) (if applicable)

Statement about payment of an eviction judgment against you (Form 101B as revised 12/15) (if applicable)

The debtor must serve Forms 101A and 101B on the landlord and file proof of such service.

Rent deposited with the court must be in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to the debtor's landlord.

Certificate of Credit Counseling: A list of United States Trustee, District of Minnesota approved pre-bankruptcy credit counseling agencies can be found here.

 Credit Counseling Warning

Payment advices cover sheet and Debtor’s income records.

Income records are pay stubs or other evidence of income received within 60 days before the filing.

Each debtor's pen in hand signature is required on the cover sheet.

Creditor Matrix: See preparation instructions for more information. This is the only text (.txt) document.

Signature declaration form (as revised 12/15)

Each debtor's pen in hand signature is required on the signature declaration form.

Statement about your social security numbers (Form 121 as revised 12/15)

To be submitted in pro se filings only.
Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 debtors and their attorneys (Local Form 1007-3-1(7) as revised 12/15)

To be submitted in non-pro se filings only.

The pen in hand signatures of each debtor and the attorney for debtor(s) are required on the notice of responsibilities.

The first 4 pages of the document should not be scanned; only the signature page should be scanned.

OPTIONAL: Debtor's Electronic Noticing Request (as revised 3/16)

This is an optional document to be submitted only by debtors who wish to receive court generated documents by email instead of paper copies though the U.S. Mail.

Each debtor completes a separate form with pen in hand signature.

For further information, visit the court's DeBN page.


Filing Fee of $338.00**