United States Bankruptcy Court

for the District of Colorado


Local Bankruptcy Rule 102

Initial Filings

Please note that many portions of this Rule were modified by General Procedure Order 2001-8, in particular, LBR 102(d) is superseded by General Procedure Order 2001-8 Section II. A.5

(a) Requirements: In addition to the Petition, and the exhibits thereto, the debtor shall file: Schedules of Assets and Liabilities; Schedule of Current Income and Expenditures; Statement of the Debtor's Financial Affairs; and the Creditors Mailing Address Matrix as required and specifically prescribed in subsection (b) of this Rule.

(b) Creditors Mailing Address Matrix: In addition to the Schedules required in subsection (a) of this Rule, the debtor shall file a verified list of creditors pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 521(1) which shall be in the form and manner as specifically described in the Appendix to these Rules. The name and address of each creditor, including a box or street number, city or town, state and Zip Code shall be shown in the manner and location as shown in the Appendix. If an assignment of the account or debt is known to the person verifying such information, or if such person has knowledge that the debt is in the hands of an attorney or other agent for collection, the full names and addresses of both the original creditor and assignee or agent shall be set forth separately. Addresses shall be inscribed directly onto the list, and the use of adhesive labels, correction fluid, or any other substance foreign to the paper stock is strictly prohibited.

(c) Service on United States Trustee and Chapter 7, 9, 11, 12 or 13 Trustee: In any case in which the debtor files a statement, list or schedule subsequent to receipt of a Notice of Deficiency issued by the clerk pursuant to L.B.R. 505(a), the debtor shall serve a copy of such statement, list or schedule on the United States Trustee and any Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 trustee serving in the case. The debtor shall file an appropriate certificate of service showing compliance with this Rule. When a debtor makes service pursuant to this subsection, the debtor shall file two copies fewer in Chapter 7, 12 and 13 cases, and one copy fewer in Chapter 9 and 11 cases than is required in subsection (d) of this Rule.

(d) Copies: An original and three copies of the Petition, Statement of Financial Affairs, and Schedules shall be submitted in cases filed pursuant to Chapters 7 and 12. An original and two copies of the Petition, Statement of Financial Affairs, and Schedules shall be submitted in cases filed pursuant to Chapter 13. An original and six copies of the Petition, Statement of Financial Affairs, and Schedules shall be submitted in cases filed pursuant to Chapters 9 and 11. Only the original of the Creditors Mailing Address Matrix need be filed.

(e) Proper Sequence for Initial Bankruptcy Filings: (1)

Chapter 7 The following forms are separate documents. Please do not staple them together.

Attorney Fee Disclosure Statement (L.B.F. 102.1)

Original + 2.

Creditors Mailing Address Matrix Original only.

The following forms are stapled together in the following order (Original + 3 of each complete set):

Voluntary Petition (Bankruptcy Official Form 1). (Exhibit A or Exhibit B, as applicable)

Statement of Financial Affairs (Bankruptcy Official Form 7).

Summary of Schedules and Schedules A-J (Bankruptcy Official Form 6).

Chapter 9: The following form is a separate document. Please do not staple copies together:

Voluntary Petition (Bankruptcy Official Form 1) Original + 6.

Chapter 11: The following forms are separate documents. Please do not staple them together:

Affidavit of Proposed Attorney or Professional Person

Original + 1.

Application to Employ Attorney or Professional Person

Original + 1.

List of Creditors Holding 20 Largest Unsecured Claims (Bankruptcy Official Form 4) Original + 6.

Creditors Mailing Address Matrix Original only.

The following forms are stapled together in the following order (Original + 6 of each complete set):

Voluntary Petition (Bankruptcy Official Form 1).

Statement of Financial Affairs (Bankruptcy Official Form 7).

Summary of Schedules and Schedules A-J (Bankruptcy Official Form 6).

Chapter 12: The following forms are separate documents. Please do not staple them together:

Affidavit of Proposed Attorney or Professional Person

Original + 1.

Application to Employ Attorney or Professional Person

Original + 1.

Chapter 12 Plan Original + 2.

Creditors Mailing Address Matrix Original only.

The following forms are stapled together in the following order (Original + 3 of each complete set):

Voluntary Petition (Bankruptcy Official Form 1).

Statement of Financial Affairs (Bankruptcy Official Form 7).

Summary of Schedules and Schedules A-J (Bankruptcy Official Form 6).

Chapter 13: The following forms are separate documents. Please do not staple them together:

Attorney Fee Disclosure Statement (L.B.F. 102.1) Original + 2.

Chapter 13 Plan (L.B.F. 315.1) Original + 1.

Creditors Mailing Address Matrix. Original only.

The following forms are stapled together in the following order (Original + 2 of each complete set):

Voluntary Petition (Bankruptcy Official Form 1).

Statement of Financial Affairs (Bankruptcy Official Form 7).

Summary of Schedules and Schedules A-J (Bankruptcy Official Form 6).

(f) Proper Sequence for Adversary Proceeding Filings: The following forms are separate documents. Please do not staple them together:

Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet Original Only. (Use Director's Procedural Form B104 found at http://www.uscourts.gov/bkforms/bankruptcy_forms.html)

Complaint Original + 1.

Summons Original + 2 for every defendant.

Emergency Motions, if any Original + 1.



1. 1 Rule 102(e), Chapt. 13, rev. 12/1/99.