Notice Of Responsibilities Of Chapter 7 Debtors And Their Attorneys {1007-3-1(7)} | Pdf Fpdf Doc Docx | Minnesota

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Notice Of Responsibilities Of Chapter 7 Debtors And Their Attorneys {1007-3-1(7)}

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LOCAL FORM 1007-3-1(7) REVISED 12/15 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA In re: Debtor(s). NOTICE OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAPTER 7 DEBTORS AND THEIR ATTORNEYS This Notice lists certain responsibilities of debtors and their attorneys. Nothing in this document changes, limits, or in any way alters the debtor's or the debtor's attorney's obligations under the Bankruptcy Code, the local and national rules, or any rule of professional responsibility. UNLESS THE COURT ORDERS OTHERWISE: I. Before the case is filed, the attorney for the chapter 7 debtor shall, at a minimum: A. Meet with the debtor to review and analyze the debtor's real and personal property, debts, income, and expenses and advise the debtor on whether to file a bankruptcy petition; Explain the various bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options, the consequences of filing under chapters 7, 11 or 13 and answer the debtor's questions; Explain to the debtor how the attorney's fees are paid; Advise the debtor of the requirement to provide to the trustee the most recentlyfiled tax return(s) at least seven days prior to the scheduled meeting of creditors. In addition, advise the debtor of the requirement to attend the meeting of creditors and identify the documents the debtor must bring to the meeting; Advise the debtor that providing false information in the bankruptcy schedules or false testimony at the meeting of creditors or other hearing or trial may expose the debtor to criminal prosecution and denial of discharge; Advise the debtor of the necessity of maintaining liability, collision, and comprehensive insurance on vehicles securing loans or leases; Timely prepare and file the debtor's petition, schedules, statements, certificates, and other documents required to commence a case, and review them for accuracy contemporaneously with the filing. Case No. B. C. D. E. F. G. Page 1 of 5 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com LOCAL FORM 1007-3-1(7) REVISED 12/1/2015 II. After the case is filed, the attorney for the chapter 7 debtor shall, at a minimum: A. B. C. D. Ensure that the debtor is adequately represented by an attorney at the meeting of creditors; Prepare, file, and serve any necessary amendments to the petition, schedules, and statements; Promptly respond to the debtor's questions throughout the case; Consider and advise the debtor concerning the debtor's options to buy, sell or refinance real or personal property and assume or reject executory contracts or unexpired leases; Prepare and file a proof of claim for a creditor when appropriate to protect the debtor's interest; Fully advise the debtor of the legal effect and consequences of proposed reaffirmation agreements and any defaults thereunder and, where appropriate, negotiate alternate terms with secured creditors, ensure that any agreement is fully and properly completed and filed and appear at any hearing, if required; Advise the debtor in motions for relief from the automatic stay, file objections when appropriate, and appear, when required, at any hearing; Prepare, file, and serve responses to motions for dismissal of the case; Advise the debtor of the requirement to complete an instructional course in personal financial management and the consequences of not doing so; Represent the debtor in connection with any audit request; and Represent the debtor in bringing and defending any and all other matters or proceedings in the bankruptcy case as necessary for the proper administration of the case. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. III. The attorney shall comply with Local Rule 9010-3 and represent the debtor in bringing and defending all matters in the bankruptcy case until a substitution of attorney is filed or an order is entered allowing the attorney to withdraw. Unless otherwise agreed, the attorney has no responsibility to represent the debtor in adversary proceedings. However, if an adversary proceeding is filed against the debtor, the attorney will explain to the debtor the estimated cost of providing representation in the adversary proceeding, the risks and consequences of an adverse judgment, and the risks and consequences of proceeding without counsel, as well as the sources, if any, of possible pro bono representation. Page 2 of 5 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com LOCAL FORM 1007-3-1(7) REVISED 12/1/2015 IV. Before the case is filed, the chapter 7 debtor shall: A. Fully disclose, review and analyze with the attorney the debtor's real and personal property, all debts, income, expenses and all other financial information needed to properly complete the schedules and statements; Prior to and throughout the case respond promptly to all communications from the attorney; Prior to and throughout the case, timely provide the attorney with full and accurate financial and other information and documentation the attorney requests, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 1. 2. A Certificate of Credit Counseling and any debt repayment plan; Proof of income received from all sources in the six-month period preceding filing, including pay stubs, social security statements, workers' compensation payments, income from rental property, pensions, disability payments, child and spousal support, and income from self-employment; The most recently filed federal and state income tax returns, or transcripts of returns, as well as any other returns requested by the attorney, the trustee, the court, or a party in interest; A government-issued photo identification and proof of social security number, such as a social security card or W-2; A record of interest, if any, in an educational individual retirement account or a qualified state tuition program; The name, address, and telephone number of any person or state agency to whom the debtor owes back child or spousal support or makes current child or spousal support payments, and any and all supporting court orders, declarations of voluntary support payments, separation agreements, divorce decrees, or property settlement agreements; Any insurance policies requested by the attorney; Vehicle titles for all cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, and other vehicles titled in the debtor's name; Legal descriptions for all real property, wherever located, owned by the debtor or titled in the debtor's name, or in which the debtor has any interest whatsoever, including but not limited to, a timeshare, remainder interest, or life estate; B. C. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Page 3 of 5 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com LOCAL

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