A chapter seven bankruptcy case begins or any bankruptcy case begins for that matter, by filing a petition. A bankruptcy petition is a sixty-plus page document that is prepared prior to filing where you disclose all of your creditors, all of your assets, your income and expenses and that is what you hire a qualified attorney to do to make sure that the process runs smoothly. You also choose how to protect your assets in that petition. That's a very important consideration when you're going through the filing process.