Filing a Proof Of Claim
A Proof of Claim is a written statement and any verifying documentation that is filed by the creditor. The claim describes the reason the debtor owes the creditor money. View our YouTube video that provides basic information about proof of claims. Use the Official Form below to file your claim with the court. The proof of claim and its attachments should NOT contain any private information (social security numbers, bank account numbers, etc.). Bankruptcy records are PUBLIC and available to anyone.
File a Proof of Claim On-line
You may file a proof of claim electronically, via the Internet. To do this, you will need a limited-use e-filing (ECF) account with the Bankruptcy Court, District of New Mexico. To register for an ECF limited-use account and for instructions for accessing the Court's electronic filing system, go to CM/ECF - Registration and Training page. There is no fee to register for an ECF account or to file a Proof of claim; however, you do still need to use the official Proof of claim form and attach it as a PDF during the on-line filing process. Instructions for filing the Proof of claim on-line can be found here in PDF format. Or, if you prefer, step-by-step instructions can be found by searching "proof of claim" using the on-line Electronic Filing Manual.
File a Proof of Claim in Paper
You may file a proof of claim in paper. Complete the Proof of Claim and mail the completed form along with an extra copy and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to the Clerk's Office. When you submit an extra copy and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the Clerk's Office will return a "filed" copy to you for your records. If you choose to deliver the proof of claim to the Clerk's Office in person, please bring an extra copy with you.
Instructions for Filing a Proof of Claim
To access the instructions from page 2 of the Proof of Claim B10 click here. Staff of the Clerk's Office are not permitted to tell you how to complete the proof of claim form.
NOTE: IF YOU WANT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS UPDATED IN THE BANKRUPTCY CASE, IN ADDITION TO FILING THE PROOF OF CLAIM YOU MUST FILE A SEPARATE CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR REQUEST FOR NOTICE.