Open Involuntary Bankruptcy Case


Step 1.     Select Bankruptcy.

Step 2.     Select Open Involuntary BK Case.

Step 3.     Select the appropriate case Chapter.  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.  

                NOTE: Party Search Results:  
                a)  If the Party Filer name appears in the Party Search Results box, click on the filer 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 and address does not match or the party name does not appear, (No person found), click the
                     Create new Party button.

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.     Search for the petitioning creditor using the same process as Step 4.  

Step 8.     Check the box next to "The user opening the case is the filing attorney for this party" on the Petitioning Creditor Information screen if you are the filing attorney
                 opening the case.

Step 9.     Add the attorney, alias and/or corporate parents, if any.  Click Submit. Once all petitioning creditors are added, click End Petitioning Creditor Selection.

Step 10.   Verify the divisional office is correct based on the Debtor's physical address.  Click Next.

Step 11.   Select the Nature of Debt, Type of Debtor and Nature of Business.  Click Next.

Step 12.   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 14.

Step 13.   Attach supporting documents, if applicable.  Click Next.

Step 14.   Verify the filing fee.  Click Next.

Step 15.   The "Open Involuntary BK Case" screen appears. Click Next.

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.