Document Requirements

 Document Requirements to File Bankruptcy


  1. Completed TAKE-HOME PACKET forms
  2. Social security card
  3. Driver’s license with current address
  4. Last seven (7) months of bank statement(s) for ALL of your bank accounts
  5. 2019 and 2020 FEDERAL tax returns
  6. 2019 and 2020 STATE tax returns
  7. 2019 and 2020 W-2 forms
  8. Last seven (7) MONTHS of paystubs (NOT 7 paystubs)
    • If you are paid bi-weekly, this is approximately 15 paystubs. If you are paid weekly, this is approximately 31 paystubs.
    • If you do not have complete paystubs, please obtain them through your employer.
    • Please bring updated paystubs with you EVERY TIME you visit our office.

  9. Spouse’s paystubs (You MUST bring 7 MONTHS of your spouse’s most recent paystubs and/or statements for other sources of income whether or not he or she is filing.)
  10. Last seven (7) MONTHS of statements for any other source(s) of income (ex: Social Security, Disability, Unemployment, Pension)
  11. IF YOU OWN A HOME: recent appraisal report from a licensed appraiser
  12. IF YOU OWN A HOME: most recent mortgage statement
  13. IF YOU OWN A HOME: deed for property
  14. IF YOU OWN A MITCHELL LAMA COOP: letter from management company stating the value of your co-op (this is how much money would be returned to you if you were to move out of your co-op)
  15. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY OWNED A HOME DURING THE PAST 6 YEARS: closing papers from sale or transfer of home