The court requires certain notices to the public. This is a deterrent to fraud and deceit by people claiming to be a legit non-attorney service. Also, people will call me their attorney even after I make this clear. I am not an attorney! I am a bankruptcy preparer specialist with over 25 years experience. You can find the most up to date official B119 form the bankruptcy court. I copy and posted the notice on May 6, 2017. Please see notice B19 before making your payment as well.
The maximum fee for bankruptcy in the United States is $200. I can charge in the Eastern District of Virginia or the Eastern District of California is $125. If you are from a different district, please ask me in advance of making the payment.
Official Form 119
Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration, and Signature 12/15 Bankruptcy petition preparers as defined in 11 U.S.C. § 110 must fill out this form every time they help prepare documents that are filed in the case.
If more than one bankruptcy petition preparer helps with the documents, each must sign in Part 2.
A bankruptcy petition preparer who does not comply with the provisions of title 11 of the United States Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure may be fined, imprisoned, or both. 11 U.S.C. § 110; 18 U.S.C. § 156.
Part 1: Notice to Debtor Bankruptcy petition preparers must give the debtor a copy of this form and have the debtor sign it before they prepare any documents for filing or accept any compensation. A signed copy of this form must be filed with any document prepared. Bankruptcy petition preparers are not attorneys and may not practice law or give you legal advice, including the following:
whether to file a petition under the Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.);
whether filing a case under chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 is appropriate; whether your debts will be eliminated or discharged in a case under the Bankruptcy Code;
whether you will be able to keep your home, car, or other property after filing a case under the Bankruptcy Code;
what tax consequences may arise because a case is filed under the Bankruptcy Code;
whether any tax claims may be discharged;
whether you may or should promise to repay debts to a creditor or enter into a reaffirmation agreement;
how to characterize the nature of your interests in property or your debts; or
what procedures and rights apply in a bankruptcy case. The bankruptcy petition preparer, Rica J Gilmore has notified me of (Your Name) any maximum allowable fee before preparing any document for filing or accepting any fee.