Opening an Involuntary Petition

Last Updated: March 2012


The size of the document must not exceed 6.0 Megabytes. Larger documents must be split into 6.0 Megabytes or smaller and added to the petition as attachments.


Things you need to know:

1.                                       Click 'Bankruptcy' on the Blue Menu Bar

2.                                       The Bankruptcy Events menu displays:

3.                                       The Case Data screen displays:

4.                                       The Search for the debtor screen displays:

5.                                       The debtor Search Results screen displays:

6.                                       The Involuntary Debtor's Information screen displays:

7.                                       The Search for the Petitioning Creditor screen displays:

8.                                       The Petitioning Creditor search results screen displays:

9.                                       The Petitioning Creditor Information screen displays:

NOTE: When a petitioning creditor has a separate attorney representing them, please complete the following carefully to ensure correct association of the attorney and their client.

10.                                 The Attorney Search screen displays:

11.                                  Divisional Office Verification screen displays:

12.                                 The Statistical Data screen displays:

13.                                 The PDF Document Selection screen displays:

14.                                 Filing Fee due information and a message regarding pop-up blockers displays:

15.                                 The Opening Involuntary Bankruptcy Case screen displays:

16.                                 The Final Approval screen displays: Attention!! Submitting this screen commits this transaction. You will no further opportunity to this submission if you continue.

17.                                 The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays. (Refer to the Notice of Electronic Filing module for complete instructions.)

18.                                 The Internet Credit Card Program window displays. (Refer to the Internet Card Payment Module for complete instructions.)