At the Law Office of Tracy A. Brown, P.C., we're here to assist our St. Louis Bankruptcy clients in filing for bankruptcy protection. We’ve helped hundreds free themselves from debt, but we need a few things from you before we can help you, too.
Federal Law requires the following before filing:
Prior 6 months of income statements.
Pay stubs, social security statements, or proof of other income received.
Prior 2 years’ income tax returns.
Federal & State returns for the prior two years.
Completed client packet and review forms.
Fill out each section to the best of your knowledge, provide additional information as necessary.
Completed credit counseling course.
Follow instructions to take class online or via phone. Certificates are sent automatically. [See office for details]
We must receive these documents before we can complete the process. Additional information may be required. Once finished, we will schedule a signing appointment where we review everything with you. Your court filing fee is due at that time.
Please let us know if you need any assistance.
Document & Form Downloads
Bankruptcy Basics is designed to provide basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws.
Before filing bankruptcy, you must complete and return the attached Client Information Workbook which lays out your income, assets, debts, and expenses. This is an important step in the process of filing for bankruptcy. Our office will review and prepare your official court paperwork with the information provided.
Budget (Monthly Income and Expenses) - Estimated time to complete is 20 minutes.
* You can complete each section at different times.
* However, it will NOT save your answers if you stop half way through a section.
* Each section must be completed and submitted all at once.
Client Workbook - Part 4
Creditors - Estimated time to complete is based on the number of creditors you have. You can enter and submit 5 creditors at a time.
* Do NOT list creditors that are on the Credit Report you get from our office. We enter those for you!!
* Get a copy of the bill if you have it. If you don't, Google the address.
* Make sure you have the COMPLETE address. The court MAILS Notice of your case filing (paper mail).
* If you know both the original creditor address and the Collection Agency address - list both so they both get Notice.
The Law Office of Tracy A. Brown, P.C. has prepared information to answer some common questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The Law Office of Tracy A. Brown, P.C. has prepared information to answer some common questions about filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
If you own or operate a business, you must complete 6 complete months of business profit and loss statements to present to the bankruptcy court. Use the attached documents as a guide to prepare your profit and loss statements, or provide monthly statements that are generated by your accounting software.
Prior to the Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors, the bankruptcy trustee requests that all debtors complete the attached Debtor's Statement Under Penalty of Perjury. The form should be complete and accurate so that your case can proceed smoothly.
If you are unable to locate copies of your Federal tax returns, you can request a transcript from the IRS using this form. You can also go to IRS.gov to request 1040 transcripts online.
If you are unable to locate copies of your Missouri State tax returns, you can request copies of your 1040 forms from the Missouri Department of Revenue using this form.
National Data Center assists you in gaining access to your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case information securely through the Internet. Follow the attached instructions to proceed. ndc.org
If you are in an active Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, you must receive court permission to take out a loan to purchase a vehicle. The attached documents must be completed and submitted to our office in order to start this process. Other documents are required, consult the attached instructions for more information.
Request to Purchase House - Chapter 13
If you are in an active Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, you must receive court permission to take out a loan to purchase a house. The attached documents must be completed and submitted to our office in order to start this process. Other documents are required, consult the attached instructions for more information.