When You File


Once you decide to file for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy relief, you will need to: 

  • complete credit counseling and receive your certificate;
  • complete all required forms; and
  • file your documents and pay filing fees with the Bankruptcy Clerk's Office.

Additional Resources:

  • List of Creditors This must be filed with your petition and must be a separate list from your other documents. It is needed in order to notify your creditors that you have filed bankruptcy and to stop collection efforts. You can upload a list of creditors here.