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Emergency Filings

Emergency Filings:

  • If you are filing bankruptcy to delay or stop a foreclosure action on your home, it is very important for you to understand that you must submit the petition package and receive a case number before a foreclosure can be stayed.
  • If you have an emergency and you do not have all your financial information, you may file the minimum requirements.  HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT ADVISED AND MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY COMPLETE AND MAIL ALL DOCUMENTS WITHING 14 DAYS. 
    • The minimum requirements are listed below and are available on our website under FORMS>NATIONAL FORMS.
    • A Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.)  You must include a day time phone number with area code and an email address. Form 101
    • A Mailing Matrix List of all creditors.  You will need to enter your creditors on our website under FILING WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY>SUBMIT CREDITORS FOR MATRIX TO COURT.
    • A Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. Sec 342(b) for Individual Filing for Bankruptcy Form 2010 . This form is usually included with the petition form.
    • Filing Fee must be paid.   See the Fee Schedule.
    • The required forms will be provided to you via hyperlink in an email if you submit an eSR package and must be received within seven (7) days or your case will be dismissed. If you file your petition outside of eSR, please submit the forms below.
      • Form 1007-1(G) Pro Se Filing Disclosure
      • Form 2010 Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. Sec 342(b) for Individual Filing for Bankruptcy. This form is often included on most petition forms.
      • Local Form 1009-1(E) Certification of Matrix (
      • Form 121  Original signed Statement About Your Social Security Numbers
      • The original Certificate of Credit Counseling from the provider

The documents listed below are required documents to be filed with the Voluntary Petition or 14 days thereafter.   The (eSR) Electronic Self-Representation Bankruptcy Petition Preparation System will prepare these forms for you.  However, if you choose to submit the minimum requirements as an initial filing and then file these documents later, you will be required to mail them to the court or deliver by person to the court within 14 days.  It is preferable that you complete the entire package in the beginning by answering all of the questions.