The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
In anticipation of Chief Judge Pepper's move to the District Court, the Clerk of Courts will be reassigning her cases to other bankruptcy judges.  The Clerk expects to complete that process by December 5, 2014.  If you have a case that has not been transferred to another Judge by that date, please contact the Clerk's Office at 414-290-2701.
 
Bankruptcy Forms - Required for Filing

For both chapter 7 and 13 cases, you must submit the following forms and pay a filing fee before we can begin processing your bankruptcy case:

  1. Voluntary Petition (Form B1) /Sign the form and include a day-time phone number.
  2. Filing Fee or Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (Form B 3A) or Fee Waiver for Chapter 7 Filers (Form B 3B)
  3. Creditor Matrix /Please use our online form.
  4. Statement of Social Security Number(s) (Local Form 21) / Non-debtor spouse information must be added to this document.
  5. Certificate of Credit Counseling / (Exhibit D) Warning: You must take the credit counseling before filing bankruptcy. Please READ.
  6. Declaration & Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (Form B 19) / If applicable
  7. Statement disclosing Compensation paid or to be paid to a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (Form B 280) / If applicable

You must file the following schedules and statements no later than 14 days after filing the voluntary petition.  We recommend filing them at the same time:

  1. Summary of Schedules
  2. Schedule A / Real Property
  3. Schedule B / Personal Property
  4. Schedule C / Property Claimed Exempt
  5. Schedule D / Creditors Holding Secured Claims
  6. Schedule E / Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
  7. Schedule F / Creditors Holding Unsecured Non-priority Claims
  8. Schedule G / Executory Contracts & Unexpired Leases
  9. Schedule H / Co-debtors
  10. Schedule I / Your Income
  11. Schedule J / Your Expenses
  12. Declaration of Debtor's Schedules
  13. Statement of Financial Affairs
  14. Statement of Current Monthly Income / (B22A for Chapter 7 / B22C for Chapter 13) (Note to National Guard / Reservists)
  15. Model Chapter 13 Plan (updated as of January 20, 2011) Word / PDF

You must file the following statement within 30 days of filing the voluntary petition:

  1. Debtor's Statement of Intention (Form B8) / Chapter 7 filers only

You must file the following before a discharge can be granted:

  1. Completion of a Financial Management Course (You MUST file the completion certificate) 
  2. Chapter 13 Debtor's Certifications regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section (Form 283)

Other Forms & Information:

  1. Reaffirmation Agreement Form
  2. Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet
  3. Information on Reaffirming Debts