Where doI list creditorson my bankruptcy schedule?

UPDATED: Jan 3, 2011

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Where doI list creditorson my bankruptcy schedule?

I am disabled an self-filing. The only problem I am having is where to list creditors (ie. reposessions, medical bills, etc) –  schedule D or E?

Asked on January 3, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Ohio


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

The type of creditor determines on which schedule to list a particular creditor. 

Secured creditors would be listed on Schedule D.  Secured creditor is one where there is collateral for an assurance or payment of a debt.  Examples would be a mortgage or lien.  If you have a mortgage, the lender (bank) is a secured creditor.  If you are making payments on an auto loan, the lender would be a secured creditor.  Where there is a tangible item to secure payment of a debt, that would be a secured creditor to list on Schedule D.

If there isn't any collateral,  which is the case in most consumer debts, those are unsecured debts.  Unsecured creditors who do not have priority are listed on Schedule F.  Examples would be credit cards, medical bills, etc. 

Schedule E lists unsecured creditors who have priority.  Priority means those creditors are paid before other creditors.  Those creditors may have taken various actions to have priority or the debt may fall into a specific category that has priority.  Examples of some debts that have priority would include unpaid wages, spousal or child support, some types of taxes, etc.

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