Filing of Matrix with the Petition

Bankruptcy Rule 1007(a)(1) and Local Rule 1007-2(b) of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania require that, in voluntary cases, the debtor shall file a matrix list (arrayed in columns and rows) of creditors with the petition. See also 11 U.S.C. ' 301(a). Section 342(d) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 now requires the Clerk of the Court to give written notice to all creditors not later than 10 days after the filing of a petition under Chapter 7 as to whether a presumption of abuse has arisen. See also Fed.R.Bankr.P. 5008. Those filing a Chapter 7 petition are therefore advised to strictly adhere to the requirements of Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007(a)(1) and L.B.R. 1007-2(b) and file a matrix list of creditors with the petition. Failure to do so may result in dismissal of the case for failure to comply with the Rules of the Court.