This checklist provided below is to assist attorneys in preparing Bankruptcy petitions. This information is not and should not be considered legal advice. This checklist below is merely intended to be informational and to be used as a resource. Credit.org does not guarantee that the checklist below is all inclusive.

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  • Notice to Individual Debtor under § 527(b) of the Bankruptcy Code.This Notice contains important information for the individual consumer debtor about bankruptcy assistance services from an attorney or bankruptcy petition preparer. This Notice is required by § 527(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and must be given to the individual debtor(s), then signed. Make sure to retain a copy for your records.
  • Notice to Individual Debtor under § 342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code.This Notice gives the individual consumer debtor general information about credit counseling services, the purpose, benefits and costs of the four types of bankruptcy proceedings. This Notice is required by § 342(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and must be given to the individual debtor(s), then signed. Make sure to retain a copy for your records.
  • BAPCPA of 2005 required documents for clients in order to comply with the new law.The BAPCPA of 2005 requires debtors’ attorneys to collect, review and file a substantial number of documents. BAPCPA also requires debtors’ attorneys to reasonably investigate the accuracy of information provided by the debtor.
  • Notice to Individual Debtor under § 528(a)(1)(A)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code.Not later than 5 business days after the first date on which you provided bankruptcy assistance services to an assisted person, you must execute a written contract with such assisted person that explains clearly the services provided, fees charged and the terms of payment.

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