Completing the Statement of Financial Affairs

08 Apr Completing the Statement of Financial Affairs

The Statement of Financial Affairs, a detailed financial history that must be filed in all bankruptcy cases, is long and complex. Accordingly, my series about this document consists of many parts. This blog will serve as a “Table of Contents” with links to all of the articles, and will be updated as articles are posted.

Statement of Financial Affairs Blogs:

Overview
Questions 1 and 2: Income
Question 3: Payments to Creditors
Question 4: Suits and Administrative Proceedings, Executions, Garnishments and Attachments
Question 5: Repossessions, Foreclosures and Returns
Question 6: Assignments and Receiverships
Question 7: Gifts
Question 8: Losses
Question 9: Payments Related to Debt Counseling and Bankruptcy
Question 10: Other Transfers
Question 11: Closed Financial Accounts
Question 12: Safe Deposit Boxes
Question 13: Setoffs
Question 14: Property Held for Another Person
Question 15: Prior Address of Debtor
Question 16: Spouses and Former Spouses
Question 17: Environmental Information
Question 18: Nature, Location and Name of Business
Question 19: Books, Records and Financial Statements
Question 20: Inventories
Question 21: Current Partners, Officers, Directors and Shareholders
Question 22: Former Partners, Officers, Directors and Shareholders
Question 23: Withdrawals from a Partnership or Distributions by a Corporation
Question 24: Tax Consolidation Group
Question 25: Pension Funds
Summary

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