Atlanta, Georgia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition

In Georgia, the Chapter 7 petition is the first document that we will file for you with the bankruptcy court to initiate your bankruptcy case.  Before we file the Chapter 7 petition, we will review it with you to ensure that all the information listed is correct and complete.  Normally, on a Chapter 7 petition, you must list all of your assets and all of your liabilities.  You must also answer a set of questions in a document known as the Statement of Financial Affairs.  Further, you must file the Chapter 7 "means test" showing that you qualify to file a Chapter 7 case.  Although the Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition is 40 to 50 pages in length, your creditors will only receive a 3-page notice of the bankruptcy filing containing a hearing date for the 341 Meeting of Creditors, which is usually your one and only hearing in a Chapter 7 case.  After the Chapter 7 petition is filed, you will begin to receive various documents from the court and expect to be on a hearing calendar about one month later.