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What do I need to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Minnesota? Should I talk to a bankruptcy attorney before I file?

Minnesota bankruptcy courts require exact paperwork before your case can be accepted by the court. In order to get bankruptcy relief and make sure you understand the terms of your bankruptcy case and any alternatives available to you, it is important to consult with a Minneapolis bankruptcy attorney before filing your case.

In general, the courts require you to file:

  • Petitions, schedules and statements. These are often numerous.
  • Certificate of credit counseling.
  • Payment advices cover sheet and your income record.
  • Creditor matrix.
  • Signature declaration form.
  • Statement of social security number (if you are filing without a Minnesota bankruptcy lawyer)
  • Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 debtors and their attorneys (if you are filing with a Minnesota bankruptcy attorney)
  • Filing fee or waiver.


The information you include in your filing may have a significant impact on your case. For that reason, you might wish to consult with an experienced St. Paul bankruptcy lawyer before you begin formal bankruptcy proceedings. Your lawyer can not only help you file your petition but can also discuss alternative debt relief options with you and help you through this difficult time.

To find out more information about what you need to do to complete a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota, please contact an experienced Minneapolis Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer at (952) 388-2942 or (800) 619-8991 and please read our FREE book: What You Need to Know About Filing Bankruptcy in Minnesota.

Barry Rosenzweig
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Barry Rosenzweig, has 25 years experience as an attorney helping clients solve their legal problems.