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Forms For A Bankruptcy Application

This section covers the forms and paperwork you need if you want to go bankrupt.

First, you will need to complete the following forms. You can get the forms, free of charge, from a local court that deals with bankruptcy. You can also complete the forms on-line.

First, you will need to complete the following forms. You can get the forms, free of charge, from a local court that deals with bankruptcy. You can also complete the forms on-line.

  • The Bankruptcy Petition (Insolvency Rules 1986 form 6.27) - this form is your request to the Court for you to be made bankrupt and includes the reasons for your request.
  • The Statement of Affairs (Insolvency Rules 1986 form 6.28) - this form shows all your assets (anything that belongs to you that may be used to pay your debts) and all your debts, including the names and addresses of the creditors and the amount you owe each one. The form contains a declaration of insolvency that you will need to swear on oath before an officer of the court or a solicitor. You may have to pay an extra fee for this (see costs to go bankrupt).

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Completing the bankruptcy forms

A secure database then captures the information you provide in the forms. This information is automatically deleted if you do not present your bankruptcy petition to the Court within six months, but if a bankruptcy order is made the information is made available to The Insolvency Service. This may reduce the need for the Official Receiver to ask you for additional information.

Once you have completed the forms you will need to print them and take them to court.

If you do not use the Online Forms Service you should complete the petition and statement of affairs forms in capital letters, using black ink. Court staff can only advise you on the court procedure and give you the forms you need. They cannot give you legal advice.

If you are dealing with a county court, the court will need the completed forms and 2 copies of each before it can accept your petition for bankruptcy. If you are taking your petition to the High Court, you won't need any extra copies. When you have completed both forms, and printed the forms if you have used the Online Forms Service, signed and dated the bottom of every page, and have the fees ready, you can go to the court and ask for your petition to be dealt with.

If you are, or were, running a business in partnership (even if there is no formal partnership agreement) and all the partners want to be made bankrupt, you will need different petition and statement of affairs forms. These are available from your local court.

Our panel of specialists can quickly advise you of your options if you are considering going bankrupt. Simply call the team on 0800 088 2208. Alternatively take the online bankruptcy test and find your best solution.

  • Last updated 03 October 2015

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