Bankruptcy Schedules: Schedule E

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Gregory W. Mitchell

Gregory W. Mitchell



Gregory Mitchell joins Freeman Law to lead its bankruptcy practice. Mr. Mitchell is a native of the Dallas area, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1991 and with his J.D. in 1994. In 1995, he obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Mitchell currently directs the SMU Dedman School of Law’s federal taxpayer clinic. Mr. Mitchell’s background in tax makes him a natural fit for Freeman Law.

Prior to joining Freeman Law, Mr. Mitchell was the managing partner of The Mitchell Law Firm, L.P., a small firm he started in 2004, where he ran a diverse practice primarily focused on bankruptcy, tax and related litigation matters.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Mitchell served as a Partner and General Counsel with Tax Automation, L.P., a national tax consulting firm. Mr. Mitchell was previously the National Director of Tax Technology at Ryan & Company, a national tax consulting practice, as well as a Senior Manager with KPMG, a “Big Four” accounting firm.

Continuing our series on bankruptcy schedules, today we turn to Schedule E.  Schedule E is used to list all of your priority unsecured debts.  Although Schedule E is now combined with Schedule F, we will separate the two for purposes of discussion based on the importance of each individually.  Priority debts are those that are entitled to priority payment under the Bankruptcy Code. These debts are given a higher priority than other unsecured debts and must be paid in full before any other unsecured debts are paid.  Priority debts may include taxes, child support, and certain other debts.  You should consult with a bankruptcy attorney to determine what priority debts you may have.

Step 1: Gather Information About Your Priority Debts

Before you can start filling out Schedule E, you’ll need to gather information about all of your priority debts. This may include taxes, child support, and other debts that are entitled to priority payment under the Bankruptcy Code. Make sure to gather all relevant documentation, including billing statements and any other documents related to your priority debts.

Step 2: List Your Priority Debts

Once you have all of the necessary information, you or your attorney can start listing your priority debts on Schedule E.  For each priority debt, you’ll need to provide the following information:

Step 3: Complete the Form

Once you’ve listed all of your priority debts on Schedule E, you or your attorney will need to complete the rest of the form. This includes providing your name, case number, and other basic information, as well as signing the form to certify that the information you’ve provided is true and accurate.

Step 4: Review and File

After you’ve completed Schedule E, review it carefully to make sure everything is accurate and complete. Once you’re satisfied with the form, you or your attorney must file it with the bankruptcy court, along with the rest of your bankruptcy paperwork.

In conclusion, completing Schedule E in a thorough and accurate way is an important part of the bankruptcy process.  By following these steps and seeking the guidance of a bankruptcy attorney if needed, you can ensure that your priority unsecured debts are accurately listed, and that your bankruptcy case proceeds smoothly.




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