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Forms for Filing a Bankruptcy Case
A combination of different forms must be used to file a voluntary bankruptcy case, including Official Forms for Bankruptcy Petition, Schedules, and Statements. Bankruptcy Petition Packages (see links on this page) include basic instructions and all of the forms required to file a bankruptcy case under the two most common chapters of bankruptcy in Rhode Island: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
Local Bankruptcy Rule (LBR) Forms
LBR forms are approved by the District of Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court. Each LBR form is numbered to correspond to a related LBR (e.g., Local Form 3015-1.1 is related to LBR 3015-1).
Proof of Claim forms are often-used Official Bankruptcy Forms that may be filed by creditors in a case. Creditors will be provided with a notice if and when a Proof of Claim should be filed in a case as well as the deadline for filing a Proof of Claim. Instructions are included on Proof of Claim forms.
Privacy Requirements for Filed Documents
(Redaction of Personal Identifiers)
To protect privacy of individuals, certain personal data identifiers as listed below must be edited out or otherwise deleted before a document is filed with the Court (see Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037). The Court will not review filed documents to ensure personal data identifiers are removed.
Social Security/Tax Identification Numbers: If disclosure of an individual’s Social Security number or Tax Identification number is required, only the last four digits of that number should be used. This does not apply to the Statement of Social Security Number(s) (Official Form 21).
Names of Minor Children: Only the initials of a child under the age of 18 can be included on a document.
Dates of Birth: Only the year of birth of an individual can be used.
Financial Account Numbers: Only the last four digits of a financial account number should be used.