MANDATORY CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS FOR PETITION SIGNING APPOINTMENT
(PLEASE PROVIDE COPIES – WE DO NOT ACCEPT ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS)
|1.||Cashier’s check or money order for filing fee. PLEASE NOTE: We only accept the filing fee on the day or week of filing your case:|
Chapter 7 single filer — $375
Chapter 13 single filer — $350
Chapter 7 joint filer — $412
Chapter 13 joint filers — $387
*The fees include the court filing fee and credit report fee.
|2.||Driver’s License OR State of Florida ID AND Social Security Card.|
|3.||MUST complete the Pre-Filing Credit Counseling Course* and print out the certificate (instructions included in your packet). PLEASE TAKE THE COURSE AND MAKE THE PHONE CALL AT LEAST ONE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR PETITION SIGNING APPOINTMENT. Additional cost (NOT INCLUDED).|
|4.||STATEMENTS for all Real Estate/ Timeshares/ Cemetery plots (etc.)|
|5.||SIX (6) MONTHS of Bank statements for ALL personal and/or business checking & savings accounts as well as transaction history including all activity on the accounts up to the current date that your name is listed on (even if it is a child or parent’s account, if your name is on it, we need it). *** DO NOT SEND SCREENSHOTS ***|
|6.||Copies of Whole Life Insurance policy/policies in your name.|
|7.||Most recent statement for any IRA, 401K, Stocks, Bonds, College funds, or medical savings plan.|
|8.||Copy of Award Letter for any monthly Pension or Social Security payments you (or your non-filing spouse) receive.|
|9.||Copy of Award Letter or monthly account information for Unemployment Benefits you (or your non-filing spouse) receive.|
|10.||Vehicle registrations for each vehicle, motorcycles, boats, trailer, mobile homes, jet skis, etc.|
|11.||Statement or printout showing payoff amount on any and all vehicles.|
|12.||Mileage on any and all vehicle as of the date of petition signing appointment|
|13.||Proof of insurance of all vehicles listed in your name.|
|14.||SIX (6) MONTHS of Paystubs for ALL employers, including non-filing spouse.|
|15.||Complete attached Monthly Income Budget List* (MUST include non-filing spouse’s expenses).|
|16.||Last THREE (3) YEARS of Federal Tax Returns OR Tax Transcripts from the IRS|
USE THIS LINK: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
|17.||Any and all paperwork regarding any ongoing lawsuits and collection letters.|
|18.||Any pending claims related to: insurance settlement, personal injury lawsuit, etc.|
|19.||Marital settlement agreements / divorce judgments ordered in the last three (3) years.|
|20.||If you are required to pay child support, please provide who you pay child support to (individual’s name and/or agency’ name) and address of individual receiving child support.|
|21.||Copy of declaration page of homeowner’s insurance policy for any real estate owned OR a copy of your renter’s policy.|
|22.||If you are surrendering a house, you will need a copy of your most recent homeowner’s association statement/information.|
|23.||Complete the attached Household Inventory List|
- If you are not prepared with all the documents required on the checklist stated above, you will be charged a fee of $175.00. We will not file your case until this fee is paid. It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that you are prepared for your petition signing appointment in order to avoid additional fees.
- Our No Call/ No Show fee is $175.00. This fee must be paid prior to filing your bankruptcy. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your appointment is subject to reschedule. If you need to reschedule your appointment, you must contact our office at least 72 business hours prior to the appointment to avoid the $175.00 fee.
- The Firm has a policy of only allowing 1 (one) cancellation of your petition signing appointment, if necessary. Your file will be closed upon cancellation of a second bankruptcy petition filing appointment. Please treat this day like a court date. You have to show up and be prepared.
If you have any questions related to this checklist, please email your Attorney Walter Benenati at email@example.com.