Petition Requirements

New petitions should contain the following documents, and they should be in the following order*:


  • Voluntary Petition (Form B101 or Form B201)
  • Statement of Intention - Form B108 (not required for chapter 13)
  • Statement of Financial Affairs (Form B107 or B207)
  • Summary of Schedules (Form B106 or B206)
  • Schedules A/B - J in consecutive order
  • Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (Form B106 or B202)
  • Matrix
  • Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Form B2030) or by the Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (Form B2800)
  • Means Test  (Chapter 7:  Form B122A-1 and possibly either B122A-1Supp or B122A-2.   Chapter 13:  Form B122C-1 and possibly B122C-2)

Petitions should also be accompanied by:

  • Debtor's Certification/Completion of Credit Counseling (Docketed separately from petition)
  • Payment Advices (Docketed separately from petition)
  • 121 Form/Statement of Social Security Number (Applies only to petitions filed over the counter/through the mail)
  • Proper filing fee

Please Note: Pursuant to the Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing, Verifying and Maintaining Pleadings and Other Papers in the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) System, Section III (1)(c), "Filing Users shall serve one copy of each petition, statement, schedules and all attachments on the case trustee within seven (7) days after filing the papers with the court."

*If your bankruptcy preparation software doesn't automatically place the petition documents in this order, contact your software technical support for assistance.