Bankruptcy petition preparers are required to follow 11 U.S.C. § 110 and comply with all legal requirements. In the District of Colorado, the presumptive reasonable fee chargeable by a petition preparer is $125, as the role of non-attorney petition preparers is solely to type information on Bankruptcy Forms (available at this link without charge). Petition preparers are barred by law from providing legal advice – they cannot explain how to answer legal questions or assist in bankruptcy court proceedings. Petition preparers must sign all documents they prepare as a petition preparer; print their name, address, and social security number on such documents; and furnish copies to the debtor. They cannot sign a document on the debtor’s behalf nor receive payment from the debtor for court fees.
The following Bankruptcy Petittion Preparers are barred in the District of Colorado: