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Rule 1005-2

Petition

(a) Completeness.  The petitioner must complete each section by answering all questions and marking all applicable boxes.  On page two, if the debtor filed no prior bankruptcy cases, the Petition must state “None.”  The petitioner’s attorney must include an e-mail address and, if the petitioner has an e-mail address, the petitioner must put the e-mail address below the signature.

(b) Doing Business.  A caption for an individual petition or joint petition by a husband or wife shall include any sole proprietorships.  Corporations, partnerships, or similar entities shall not be joined in one petition or in an individual's petition.  Only individuals may file a petition under or convert a case to chapter 13. 

(c) Involuntary.  An involuntary joint petition against a husband and wife shall not be filed.  Two separate involuntary petitions must be filed.


Committee Notes 2007: The requirement for petitioner to list an e-mail address is added to facilitate noticing.

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