You will need a current Driver’s License  or  other current government issued picture ID.

You will need a  signed Social Security Card so the Bankruptcy Trustee can verify the Social Security Number on the Bankruptcy Petition is correct.

Your Most recently filed Federal Tax Return and State Tax Return.

If you are employed, you will need pay stubs for the six months prior to filing bankruptcy.

If you are self-employed you need to provide  proof  of income for the past 6 months. For example, statement from   Uber, Lyft, Door Dash etc.

Your most recent bank statements and other financial statements.

Statements, letters and  notices from your creditors.

Your recent statements for utilities, cell phones, internet, cable etc.

Your credit report is also very helpful.

You will need a current Driver’s License  or  other current government issued picture ID.

You will need a  signed Social Security Card so the Bankruptcy Trustee can verify the Social Security Number on the Bankruptcy Petition is correct.

Your Most recently filed Federal Tax Return and State Tax Return.

If you are employed, you will need pay stubs for the six months prior to filing bankruptcy.

If you are self-employed you need to provide  proof  of income for the past 6 months. For example, statement from   Uber, Lyft, Door Dash etc.

Your most recent bank statements and other financial statements.

Statements, letters and  notices from your creditors.

Your recent statements for utilities, cell phones, internet, cable etc.

Your credit report is also very helpful.

You will need a current Driver’s License  or  other current government issued picture ID.

You will need a  signed Social Security Card so the Bankruptcy Trustee can verify the Social Security Number on the Bankruptcy Petition is correct.

Your Most recently filed Federal Tax Return and State Tax Return.

If you are employed, you will need pay stubs for the six months prior to filing bankruptcy.

If you are self-employed you need to provide  proof  of income for the past 6 months. For example, statement from   Uber, Lyft, Doordash etc.

Your most recent bank statements and other financial statements.

Statements, letters and  notices from your creditors.

Your recent statements for utilities, cell phones, internet, cable etc.

Your credit report is also very helpful.

You will need a current Driver’s License  or  other current government issued picture ID so the  Bankruptcy Trustee can verify  who you are.

You will need a signed Social Security Card the Bankruptcy Trustee can verify  that the Social Security Number on the Bankruptcy Petition is correct.

Your Most recently filed Federal  and State Tax Return and State Tax Returns.

If you are employed you will need pay stubs for the six months prior to filing bankruptcy

If you are self-employed you need to provide  proof  of income for the past 6 month such as statements from Uber, Lyft, Door Dash etc.

Your most recent bank statements and other financial statements

Any statements, letters and  notices from your creditors.

Your recent statements for utilities, cell phones, internet, cable etc.

If you considering filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and you are unemployed, you should consider filing before you become reemployed. One of the qualifications to file Chapter7 Bankruptcy as an individual is that your income will generally need to be below the median income for your household size. This calculation is based on the 6 months of income  prior to filing but, does not include the month that you are filing in. So, for example, if you are filing anytime in March of 2022, the  6-month time frame would run from September 2021 until February 2022.

What if I am currently unemployed and will be starting a job soon, should I file bankruptcy right away?

That is a more complicated question to answer. It depends on a variety of factors including whether your new job will pay you enough so that you have money left over each month after paying your basic living expenses, not including credit card, unsecured loans, etc. to pay money to creditors.

An attorney can help you decide when is the best time for you to file.