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  • Please note, bankruptcy staff are prohibited by law from answering legal questions.

  • Determine under which bankruptcy code chapter (7, 11, 12, 13) you will be filing.

  • Determine the fee related to your filing and how you will be paying. The court will not accept a debtor's personal check or credit card.

  • You must provide a creditor matrix that includes all creditor's names and addresses.

  • If you would like a file marked copy of your bankruptcy petition, please provide an extra copy when filing. If you have mailed in the documents, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive a copy of the filing.

  • If you are a corporation filing for bankruptcy, you must be represented by an attorney (Local Rule B-9010-1).


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