What Paperwork Do I Need to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

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If you’ve been looking into filing for bankruptcy, then you’re probably asking, “what paperwork do I need to file chapter 7 bankruptcy“, whether you’re hiring an attorney, or filing your own case.

The first thing that you have to understand is that since bankruptcy cases are so fact-specific, the documents you’ll need for your case will depend on your circumstances.

That being said, there are definitely some documents that will be required in almost each and every bankruptcy case, so I wanted to share that with you. So, without further ado, if you’re looking into filing for bankruptcy, documents that you want to start putting together now include:

  • social security card and valid picture ID
  • last 2 filed tax returns
  • 6 months of bank statements from any and all bank accounts
  • 2 months of most recent pay stubs, if applicable
  • title to car, if you own one
  • vehicle financing statement (if you have a car that is leased/financed)
  • bills/statements/collection letters, etc
  • life insurance policies, if any
  • list of regular monthly expenses
  • title to any real estate you own
  • most recent mortgage statement, if applicable

Again, this list is informative, not exhaustive, since your specific case will dictate the documents you will need to have available. For many cases, though, the documents I just shared will be required for your case, so you might as well start putting them together.

If you’re thinking about filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy and have questions, or you’re ready to go ahead and file your chapter 7 bankruptcy case, then contact the Law Office of Richard Kistnen right now with the contact info below:

Law Office of Richard Kistnen

128-22 Rockaway Boulevard

South Ozone Park, NY 11420

Tel.: (718) 738-2324

Email: [email protected]

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