What do I need to file bankruptcy?

You will need to provide our office with the following documents prior to filing your case:

  1. Bank statements for the last 3 months;
  2. Pay stubs for the last 6 months;
  3. Your state and federal tax returns for the last 2 years;
  4. All bills with the contact address and account numbers. Be sure to include all medical bills, credit card bills, car payments and mortgage statements, personal loans, rent to own contracts, furniture loans, title loans or title pawns; and
  5. Any paperwork regarding lawsuits, garnishments, foreclosure or repossession.
  6. Please download our client document checklist to help in the information gathering process.

Download and fill out our Client Intake Form and bring it with you to your next appointment.

You are entitled to a free credit report each year with Annual Credit Report.

Additionally, you will need to take a credit counseling class prior to filing your case and a second class once your case is filed.  This class can be taken online.  The links provided below are all credit counseling courses approved by the bankruptcy court:

Abacus Credit Counseling
Main Address:
17337 Ventura Boulevard Suite 226
Encino, CA 91316
Telephone: 800-516-3834
Internet: www.abacuscc.org
English and Spanish

1A Bankruptcy Counseling, Inc.
Main Address:
21 Caller Street, Suite 214 Peabody, MA 01960
Telephone: 888-823-4266
Internet: www.1stabc.org
English and Spanish

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc.
Main Address:
7505 Waters Avenue Suite C-11
Savannah, GA 31406
Telephone: 912-691-2227
Internet: www.cccssavannah.org

123 Credit Counselors, Inc
Main Address:
6161 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 255A
Miami, FL 33126
Telephone: 305-269-1092
Internet: www.a123cc.org
English and Spanish

Urgent Credit Counseling, Inc.
Main Address:
219 SW Stark Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR  97204
Telephone: 877-376-7122
Internet: http://www.urgentco.com
English and Spanish

The Mesquite Group, Inc.
Main Address:
600 Six Flags Drive, Suite 400
Arlington, TX  76011
Telephone: 817-769-4069
Internet: http://www.themesquitegroup.org/


Money Management International, inc.
Main Address:
14141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1000
Sugarland, TX 77478-3494
Telephone: 877-964-2227
Internet: http://www.moneymanagement.org
English and Spanish

Main Address:
21008 SE 47th Avenue
Bothell, WA 98021
Telephone: 866-676-1364
Internet: www.101creditcounseling.com

GreenPath, Inc .
Main Address:
36500 Corporate Drive
Farmington Hills, MI  48331
Telephone: 800-630-6718
Internet: http://www.greenpath.com
English and Spanish

National Financial Literacy Foundation, INC.
Main Address:
555 Winderley Place, Suite 300
Maitland, FL  32751
Telephone: 877-380-6353
Internet: http://www.learnfinances.org

Springboard Non-Profit Consumer Credit Management Inc.
Main Address:
4351 Latham Street
Riverside, CA  92501
Telephone: 951-781-0114
Internet: http://bkhelp.org
English and Spanish