Bankruptcy Checklist

Documents Needed

Need an affordable bankruptcy solution?  Meet with an experienced Columbus bankruptcy lawyer at Bergman & Yiangou to discuss your options.  Your initial consultation is free.

To file bankruptcy you will need to bring the list of items below to your follow-up consultation.  For a printable checklist, please click on the .pdf icon below.

  • Four (4) years of federal tax returns (with W-2s)
  • Six (6) months of pay advices – for both husband and wife
  • Motor vehicle titles (white memo and clear titles)
  • Proof of insurance (home and auto)
  • Cash value of any life insurance policies with proof of beneficiary
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security card
  • Retirement plan statements (401K, deferred compensation, IRA)
  • All lawsuits
  • All bills (no duplicates)
  • Pre-bankruptcy credit counseling certificate
* Note: The United States bankruptcy code requires all debtors complete this course prior to filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case.


pdfBankruptcy Checklist