Tools for Preparing Your
Bankruptcy Paperwork

The paperwork you must file with the court is very detailed. The links below provide all the necessary forms and questionnaires you’ll need to assist you in preparing this paperwork. Please read and use these materials to help shorten the time spent preparing your information. Click on any name to open a new window with that document.

a. Bankruptcy Questionnaire

b. Documentation You Must Provide the Bankruptcy Trustee Assigned to Your Case 

c. Online Questionnaire at MyCaseInfo.com  (requires username and password from your attorney)

d. Creditor Counseling Agencies http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/ccde/DE_Files/DE_Approved_Agencies_HTML/de_california/de_california.htm

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) requires new bankruptcy debtors to receive credit counseling from an approved credit counseling agency before the bankruptcy filing.  The counseling should include an evaluation of your personal financial situation, a discussion of alternatives to bankruptcy, and a personal budget plan. This link will provide you with convenient locations: http://www.credit.org/about/Locations.

e. Debtor Education Courses

The BAPCPA also requires new debtors to complete a debtor education course after filing for bankruptcy. Debtor education course includes information on developing a budget, managing money, using credit wisely, and other resources. This link will provide you with convenient locations: http://www.credit.org/about/Locations.


For more information about bankruptcy, please see the other pages in this section:

  1. Basics of Bankruptcy
  2. Getting Started
  3. Pre-Filing Timeline
  4. Post-Filing Timeline
  5. Paperwork (you are on this page)
  6. Chap. 7 or 13?
  7. More Information

How to Contact Bruce A. Wilson, APLC

I make an effort to accommodate urgent matters, and new clients are always welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact me either by:

Telephone: (619) 497-0627


I can be reached by telephone Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may also use the form below to contact me. This form is answered Monday through Friday during the work day. Please remember that for me to become your attorney, we must first have a written attorney-client agreement signed by both of us, so please do not email any confidential information at this point. After I have reached an agreement with you, we can then exchange information freely. I look forward to helping you.

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