Open Voluntary Bankruptcy Case


Step 1.     Select Bankruptcy.

Step 2.     Select Open Voluntary BK Case.

Step 3.     Select the appropriate Chapter. Select either "Yes" or "No" for Joint Petition.  Select "No" for Deficiencies. Click Next.  

Step 4.     Enter the social security number or last name of the debtor in the appropriate field.  Click Search.  Note:  Please use proper capitalization and punctuation.

                Party Search Results: 
                a)  If the debtor's name appears in the Party Search Results box, click on that name in the box.  
                b)  View the pop-up window containing the debtor's address. 
                c)  Ensure the name and address match exactly to the debtor's current name and physical address.  If the name and address match exactly,
                     click the Select name from list button.  If the Party name does not appear  (No person found), click Create New Party.

Step 5.     Enter any appropriate data into the Debtor Information screen.

Step 6.     Add any aliases and/or corporate parent/affiliate  by clicking on the Alias and/or Corporate Parent/Affiliate button. 

Step 7.     Ensure all the debtor information is correct.  Select Submit.

Step 8.     Verify the divisional office is correct based on the physical address of the debtor.  Click Next.

Step 9.     Select the appropriate case data on the "Open New Bankruptcy Case" screen.  Click Next.

Step 10.   Complete the Summary of Schedules screen(s).  Click Next

Step 11.   Browse, verify and attach the document (PDF file).  Click the "Yes" radio button if uploading attachment(s).  Click Next. 
                 If there are no attachments, skip to Step 13.

Step 12.   Attach supporting documents, if applicable.  Click Next.

Step 13.   Select "Yes" or "No" to whether a presumption of abuse arises.  Click Next.

Step 14.   View the fee screen.   Read the fee instructions and proceed as appropriate regarding fee amounts.  Click Next.

Step 15.   Click Next on the "Open New Bankruptcy Case" screen.

Step 16.   Confirm data on final docket text screen.  Submitting this screen commits the transaction.  You will have no further opportunity to modify the submission if
                 you continue, click Next.