Official Form 309B "Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Proof of Claim Deadline Set (For Individuals or Joint Debtors)"

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Information to identify the case:
Debtor 1
__________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Debtor 2
________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
(Spouse, if filing)
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
______________________
_________
United States Bankruptcy Court for the:
District of
[Date case filed for chapter 7
(State)
______________
MM / DD / YYYY OR
_______________________________________
Case number:
Date case filed in chapter _____
[
______________
MM / DD / YYYY
Date case converted to chapter 7
______________]
MM / DD / YYYY
Official Form 309B (For Individuals or Joint Debtors)
Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case  Proof of Claim Deadline Set
10/20
For the debtors listed above, a case has been filed under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. An order for relief has
been entered.
This notice has important information about the case for creditors, debtors, and trustees, including information about
the meeting of creditors and deadlines. Read both pages carefully.
The filing of the case imposed an automatic stay against most collection activities. This means that creditors generally may not take action to
collect debts from the debtors or the debtors’ property. For example, while the stay is in effect, creditors cannot sue, garnish wages, assert a
deficiency, repossess property, or otherwise try to collect from the debtors. Creditors cannot demand repayment from debtors by mail, phone,
or otherwise. Creditors who violate the stay can be required to pay actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Under certain
circumstances, the stay may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although debtors can ask the court to extend or impose a stay.
The debtors are seeking a discharge. Creditors who assert that the debtors are not entitled to a discharge of any debts or who want to have a
particular debt excepted from discharge may be required to file a complaint in the bankruptcy clerk’s office within the deadlines specified in this
notice. (See line 9 for more information.)
To protect your rights, consult an attorney. All documents filed in the case may be inspected at the bankruptcy clerk’s office at the address
listed below or through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records at https://pacer.uscourts.gov).
The staff of the bankruptcy clerk’s office cannot give legal advice.
To help creditors correctly identify debtors, debtors submit full Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, which
may appear on a version of this notice. However, the full numbers must not appear on any document filed with the court.
Do not file this notice with any proof of claim or other filing in the case. Do not include more than the last four digits of a Social
Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in any document, including attachments, that you file with the court.
About Debtor 1:
About Debtor 2:
Debtor’s full name
1.
All other names used in the
2.
last 8 years
If Debtor 2 lives at a different address:
Address
3.
Contact phone
______________________________
Debtor’s attorney
4.
Name and address
Email
______________________________
Contact phone
______________________________
Bankruptcy trustee
5.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
For more information, see page 2
page 1
Official Form 309B
Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case  Proof of Claim Deadline Set
(For Individuals or Joint Debtors)
Information to identify the case:
Debtor 1
__________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Debtor 2
________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
(Spouse, if filing)
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
______________________
_________
United States Bankruptcy Court for the:
District of
[Date case filed for chapter 7
(State)
______________
MM / DD / YYYY OR
_______________________________________
Case number:
Date case filed in chapter _____
[
______________
MM / DD / YYYY
Date case converted to chapter 7
______________]
MM / DD / YYYY
Official Form 309B (For Individuals or Joint Debtors)
Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case  Proof of Claim Deadline Set
10/20
For the debtors listed above, a case has been filed under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. An order for relief has
been entered.
This notice has important information about the case for creditors, debtors, and trustees, including information about
the meeting of creditors and deadlines. Read both pages carefully.
The filing of the case imposed an automatic stay against most collection activities. This means that creditors generally may not take action to
collect debts from the debtors or the debtors’ property. For example, while the stay is in effect, creditors cannot sue, garnish wages, assert a
deficiency, repossess property, or otherwise try to collect from the debtors. Creditors cannot demand repayment from debtors by mail, phone,
or otherwise. Creditors who violate the stay can be required to pay actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Under certain
circumstances, the stay may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although debtors can ask the court to extend or impose a stay.
The debtors are seeking a discharge. Creditors who assert that the debtors are not entitled to a discharge of any debts or who want to have a
particular debt excepted from discharge may be required to file a complaint in the bankruptcy clerk’s office within the deadlines specified in this
notice. (See line 9 for more information.)
To protect your rights, consult an attorney. All documents filed in the case may be inspected at the bankruptcy clerk’s office at the address
listed below or through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records at https://pacer.uscourts.gov).
The staff of the bankruptcy clerk’s office cannot give legal advice.
To help creditors correctly identify debtors, debtors submit full Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, which
may appear on a version of this notice. However, the full numbers must not appear on any document filed with the court.
Do not file this notice with any proof of claim or other filing in the case. Do not include more than the last four digits of a Social
Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in any document, including attachments, that you file with the court.
About Debtor 1:
About Debtor 2:
Debtor’s full name
1.
All other names used in the
2.
last 8 years
If Debtor 2 lives at a different address:
Address
3.
Contact phone
______________________________
Debtor’s attorney
4.
Name and address
Email
______________________________
Contact phone
______________________________
Bankruptcy trustee
5.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
For more information, see page 2
page 1
Official Form 309B
Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case  Proof of Claim Deadline Set
(For Individuals or Joint Debtors)
Debtor
_______________________________________________________
Case number
_____________________________________
(if known)
Name
Bankruptcy clerk’s office
6.
Hours open
______________________
Documents in this case may be
filed at this address. You may
Contact phone
_______________________
inspect all records filed in this case
at this office or online at
https://pacer.uscourts.gov
.
Meeting of creditors
7.
_______________ at
___________
Location:
Debtors must attend the meeting
Date
Time
to be questioned under oath. In a
joint case, both spouses must
attend. Creditors may attend, but
The meeting may be continued or adjourned to a later date.
are not required to do so.
If so, the date will be on the court docket.
Presumption of abuse
[The presumption of abuse does not arise.]
8.
If the presumption of abuse
[The presumption of abuse arises.]
arises, you may have the right to
[Insufficient information has been filed to permit the clerk to determine whether the presumption of abuse arises. If
file a motion to dismiss the case
more complete information is filed and shows that the presumption has arisen, the clerk will notify creditors.]
under 11 U.S.C. § 707(b). Debtors
may rebut the presumption by
showing special circumstances.
Deadlines
Filing deadline:
__________________
File by the deadline to object to discharge or to challenge
9.
whether certain debts are dischargeable:
The bankruptcy clerk’s office must
receive these documents and any
You must file a complaint:
required filing fee by the following
if you assert that the debtor is not entitled to receive a
deadlines.
discharge of any debts under any of the subdivisions of
11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(2) through (7), or
if you want to have a debt excepted from discharge under
11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2), (4), or (6).
You must file a motion:
if you assert that the discharge should be denied under
§ 727(a)(8) or (9).
Deadline for all creditors to file a proof of claim
Filing deadline: __________________
(except governmental units):
Filing deadline: __________________
Deadline for governmental units to file a proof of
claim:
Deadlines for filing proof of claim:
A proof of claim is a signed statement describing a creditor’s claim. A proof of claim form may be obtained at
www.uscourts.gov
or any bankruptcy clerk’s office. If you do not file a proof of claim by the deadline, you might not
be paid on your claim. To be paid, you must file a proof of claim even if your claim is listed in the schedules that the
debtor filed.
Secured creditors retain rights in their collateral regardless of whether they file a proof of claim. Filing a proof of
claim submits the creditor to the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court, with consequences a lawyer can explain. For
example, a secured creditor who files a proof of claim may surrender important nonmonetary rights, including the
right to a jury trial.
Deadline to object to exemptions:
Filing deadline:
30 days after the conclusion
of the meeting of creditors
The law permits debtors to keep certain property as exempt.
If you believe that the law does not authorize an exemption
claimed, you may file an objection.
If you are a creditor receiving a notice mailed to a foreign address, you may file a motion asking the court to
Creditors with a foreign
10.
extend the deadlines in this notice. Consult an attorney familiar with United States bankruptcy law if you have any
address
questions about your rights in this case.
Liquidation of the debtor’s
The bankruptcy trustee listed on the front of this notice will collect and sell the debtor’s property that is not exempt.
11.
property and payment of
If the trustee can collect enough money, creditors may be paid some or all of the debts owed to them in the order
creditors’ claims
specified by the Bankruptcy Code. To ensure you receive any share of that money, you must file a proof of claim
as described above.
The law allows debtors to keep certain property as exempt. Fully exempt property will not be sold and distributed
Exempt property
12.
to creditors. Debtors must file a list of property claimed as exempt. You may inspect that list at the bankruptcy
clerk’s office or online at https://pacer.uscourts.gov. If you believe that the law does not authorize an exemption
that the debtors claim, you may file an objection. The bankruptcy clerk’s office must receive the objection by the
deadline to object to exemptions in line 9.
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Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case  Proof of Claim Deadline Set
(For Individuals or Joint Debtors)
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