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What Documents are Required to File Bankruptcy?

I request the following documents from my clients in order to prepare their bankruptcy petition:

 * Last six months of pay stubs for each wage earner
 * Proof of any other income received in the past 6 months (including child support, unemployment, worker’s compensation, rental income, pension, social security, etc.)
 * Last 2 years of state and federal returns, including W-2s and 1099s
 * Recent bill or collection notice from each creditor including a mortgage statement
 * Credit reports: http://www.annualcreditreport.com (free)
 * 401K, pension plan or IRA statement showing the amount in each account
 * Current statement of the cash value of any life insurance policy
 * A copy of any divorce decree or property settlement
 * Any court papers, including summons and judgments
 * Copies of any garnishments or liens

Attached is the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS LIST I provide to my clients.

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Tom Butcher

Tom Butcher

Tom Butcher is the owner and attorney at Butcher Law Office, LLC. He represents clients in financial distress in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Tom offers a friendly, respectful, and compassionate experience for clients who are in financial and legal distress. Rather than taking a mechanical approach to filing bankruptcy for clients, like other bankruptcy firms, Tom strives to offer a personal, one-on-one experience, where the client’s situation is of utmost importance. Tom believes this personal attention keeps him connected to the community, and serves his clients best during their bankruptcy.
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