Instructions for Filing Chapter 7

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Revised 08/29/12

Chapter 7 Filing

FILING FEE: $306. The clerk’s office does not accept personal checks or credit cards from debtor(s). See Local Rule 1006-2 (A).

COPIES: Clerk’s office will keep the original only.

PRIVACY RULES: Rules and forms have been changed to allow the use of only the last four digits of the Social Security number in captions and forms filed in a case. It is the responsibility of the filer to redact the information no longer required by the FRBP and revised forms.

VERIFIED STATEMENT OF DEBTOR(S)’ SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Debtor(s) will be required to submit with the Court a verified statement of the debtor’s Social Security number (Official Form 21). This document will be maintained by the Clerk and it will not be a public record

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(Please NO staples or punched holesclips allowed)

VOLUNTARY PETITION PAGES : Page 1 must be completed. Page 2 must be completed. Attorney’s signature and date on Exhibit “B”. Check a box in Exhibit C section. If yes is checked, attach completed Form B1 (Exhibit C). Page 3 must be completed and contain date, signature and OBA number of attorney. See Local.Rule 9004-1 (C). Exact signature(s) of debtor(s) on unsworn declaration, date of execution within 14 days of filing date. Below unsworn declaration, debtor(s)’ signature and date as primarily consumer debtors, if applicable. If pro se, petition must contain daytime telephone number of debtor(s) or number where debtor(s) may be reached. Completed Exhibit D required for each voluntary individual debtor.

SUMMARY OF SCHEDULES

STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES AND RELATED DATA: Required for voluntary individual consumer debtors.

SCHEDULES A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J: Schedules C, I, and J are not required for corporation/partnership.

DECLARATION CONCERNING DEBTOR’S SCHEDULES : Signature of debtor(s) and date of execution within 14 days of filing date.

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS: Signature of debtor(s) and date of execution within 14 days of filing date.

STATEMENT OF INTENTION: Required only for individual filings.

VERIFICATION AS TO OFFICIAL CREDITOR LIST: Each submission of an Official Creditor List, shall be accompanied by a cover sheet or Verification as to Official Creditor List in the format outlined by the Clerk.

STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY’S COMPENSATION: Signature of attorney and date of execution.

DISCLOSURE OF COMPENSATION OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION PREPARER (Form B280) (if applicable)

NOTICE TO DEBTOR BY NON-ATTORNEY BANKRUPTCY PETITION PREPARER (Form B19B) (if applicable)

DECLARATION AND SIGNATURE OF NON-ATTORNEY BANKRUPTCY PETITION PREPARER (Form B19) (if applicable)

NOTICE TO INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER DEBTORS: Pro Se Individual Debtors

PRO SE FILING DISCLOSURE (Local Form 1007-1E): Pro Se Individual Debtors

*********SUBMITTED SEPARATELY WITH COVER SHEETS AND PROPER SIGNATURES********

CREDIT COUNSELING CERTIFICATE for Individual, Voluntary Debtors. Must be styled as a pleading or have a cover sheet with style and case number per Bankruptcy Rule 1005.

STATEMENT OF CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME AND MEANS TEST CALCULATIONS (Form 22A): For individual, voluntary consumer Debtors. Must be styled as a pleading or have a cover sheet with style and case number per Bankruptcy Rule 1005.

PAYMENT ADVICES CERTIFICATION – required for each voluntary individual debtor with redacted pay stubs (if applicable) attached.

CREDITORS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT (MAILING LIST): The official mailing list (creditor list) must be provided to the court in electronic format. The list in electronic format may be submitted on a CD ROM or entered through the Court’s website at www.oknb.uscourts.gov . The CD should be labeled with the name of the attorney, the debtor, and the date. Each disk should contain the list for only one case. The file shall be in ASCII file format with an appropriate text extension (.txt). Instructions for preparing the list in proper electronic format are available from the Clerk and on the Court’s website at www.oknb.uscourts.gov .

AMENDED SCHEDULES OR AMENDMENTS TO SCHEDULES: Must be styled as a pleading or have a cover sheet with style and case number per Bankruptcy Rule 1005. The amendment must be signed by the debtor(s), contain a declaration under penalty of perjury and date of execution must be within 14 days of filing date. If filing amended/amendment to Schedule D, E, or F, a $30.00 filing fee per each is required if filed separately. If amendments are combined into one single pleading (with a cover sheet stating the Schedules to be amended), then a single fee of $30.00 is required. See Local Rule 1009-1 (B).

AMENDMENTS TO MAILING LIST: See Local Rule 1007-1 (D) (1). $30.00 filing fee is required. Must be accompanied by Verification signed by debtor(s). Amendments to the list shall be made as above but shall contain only names and addresses to be added to the list. If creditors are to be removed from the list, a pleading should be filed requesting that removal.

NOTE: Any petition, list, schedule, statement of financial affairs, or amendment to such documents, which is presented for filing more than 14 days after having been executed by the debtor, shall be accompanied by a statement, signed by the debtor(s), that no change in circumstances has occurred in the interim. See Local Rule 1008-1.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE BANKRUPTCY CLERK’S OFFICE AT (918) 699-4000.