This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use:
Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be used only as an exemplar. Regardless, it should be instructive and help you fill out your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition.
The self-help desk at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Woodland Hills where I often lecture is an excellent resource to gain additional help in filing for bankruptcy. I am very proud to volunteer for the Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project on a weekly basis.
I believe firmly in empowering Pro Se Debtors and helping to answer their questions, but if you decide you need bankruptcy counsel please make sure to get the help and attention you need. The experience and insight of a good bankruptcy attorney is a valuable thing and can help you avoid the countless ways your bankruptcy can go awry.
If you still need some additional help and hiring a bankruptcy attorney is simply not feasible, I often recommend Nolo’s incredible resource on the topic of How to File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. It is one of the most comprehensive and inexpensive resources on the topic. It is also found in most public libraries.
UPDATED Sample Bankruptcy Petition