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Official Bankruptcy Forms for Individual Bankruptcies
Chapters 7 and 13

Official Bankruptcy Forms for Individual Bankruptcies - Version 9 (Bank9) is a 32 bit application for preparing bankruptcy petitions and supporting schedules and forms. Bank9 comes in Windows and Mac versions. See the end of this page for compatibility, software and hardware requirements.

Easy Does It

Bank9 Main Window

 

Bank9's Main Window is your Map Quest roadmap for processing an individual bankruptcy petition. From top to bottom, from beginning to end, the outline or tree view (the shaded panel on the left) logically organizes the data entry process by building on information entered in prior levels.

1. Voluntary Petition—This link provides access to the Voluntary Petition. Information that is repeated on other schedules and forms (i.e., the debtor's name(s), the bankruptcy court, etc.) automatically populates the remaining forms. Of course, that's why this Step 1--and excellent place to start.
2. Name and Save File—A general rule about saving is "early and often." That's why this second step reminds you and provides access to the Save As dialog.
3. Select Exemption File—Before you start on the schedules, it's a good idea to select an exemption file to be used when completing the remaining forms, especially Schedule C.
4. Schedules—The schedules are the heart of the bankruptcy. They set forth all the debtor's property, claimed exemptions and outstanding debts. There are no black boxes (a black box is an area where you enter information and then wonder how the application is going to use it) or worksheets. You simply select the schedule you wish to complete (A through J) and enter the information where you want it to appear in the completed petition. Of course all the math is performed automatically and you have direct access to exemption law (to help with Schedule C) and the master creditor database (for pasting common creditor information like name and address). Again, page totals, subtotals and summaries all complete themselves.
5. Statement of Affairs—This step provides access to every and any page of the multi-page statement (Form 107). Like the schedules, there's no worksheet or black boxes. Just do it!
6. Statement of Intentions—Like the Statement of Affairs, you make your entries directly on Form 108
7. Means Test—This link is your gateway to Forms 122A-1, 122A-1 Supplement, 122A-2, 122C-1, and 122C-2. Associated statistics published by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Census Bureau is handled automatically.
8. Miscellaneous Forms—This step provides access to those other forms you'll need to include when you file your petition, i.e., Form 101A & B regarding pending evictions, Form 103A & B regarding waiver of bankruptcy fees, Form 121 concerning confidential social security number information, and 423 - the debtor course certification.
9. Select Any Form— Regardless of how organized you and your client are, you'll always need to review and correct a form or two. This link allows you to view and modify any or all of the forms in the Bank9 collection.  You'll find it handy for jumping to individual pages of multi-page forms as an alternative to repeated paging.
10. Electronic Filing—This final step lets you create you PDF file (assuming you have Microsoft Word or an alternative PDF-making application), as well as creating the creditor matrix, and the ECF file (if your jurisdiction requires one--and most don't).

Forms Included

  • Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Form 101A—Initial Statement About An Eviction Judgment Against You
  • Form 101B—Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You
  • Form 103A—Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments & Order
  • Form 103B—Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived & Order
  • Form 106A/B—Property & continuation pages
  • Form 106C—The Property You Claimed as Exempt & continuation pages
  • Form 106D—Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property & continuation pages
  • Form 106E/F—Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims & continuation pages
  • Form 106G—Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases & continuation pages
  • Form 106H—Your Codebtors & continuation pages
  • Form 106I—Your Income
  • Form 106J—Your Expenses
  • Form 106J-2—Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2
  • Form 106Sum—Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
  • Form 106Dec—Declaration About an Individual Debtor's Schedules
  • Form 107—Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Form 108—Statement of Intentions for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7
  • Form 121—Statement About Your Social Security Numbers
  • Form 122A-1—Statement of Your Current Monthly Income
  • Form 122A-1Supp—Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under 707(b)(2)
  • Form 122A-2—Means Test Calculation
  • Forms 122C-1—Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period
  • Form 122C-2—Calculation of Your Disposable Income
  • Form 423—Certification About a Financial Management Course

All You Need

Bank9 comes with just about all the forms you'll need to file your bankruptcy petition. In some jurisdictions, a local form or two may be required, however, because Bank9 previews your entire petition and schedules to your word processor, you're always able to add whatever forms or other documents (i.e., scanned exhibits, etc.) to your petition with ease.

Compatibility, Software & Hardware Requirements

Bank9 comes in Windows and Mac versions and is compatible with the following operating systems:

Windows - Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

Mac OSX - Versions 10.8 and higher. 

Microsoft Word. The Mac version requires Microsoft Word. The Windows version does not.

PDF Making Capability. If you have Microsoft Word you will be able to save your bankruptcy forms as in a PDF format for filing by using Microsoft Word's PDF-making capability. That means if you are using the Windows version of Bank9 and do not have Microsoft Word available, it will be necessary for your to obtain PDF-generating software separately.

Easy Does It

Bank9's Main Window is your Map Quest roadmap for processing an individual bankruptcy petition. From top to bottom, from beginning to end, the outline or tree view (the shaded panel on the left) logically organizes the data entry process by building on information entered in prior levels.

 



 
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