LBR 1071-1. DIVISIONS – PLACE OF FILING
LBR 1071-1. DIVISIONS – PLACE OF FILING(a) Filing of Petition. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, a petition commencing a case under the Bankruptcy Code must be filed with the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in the “applicable division.”
(1) The “applicable division” is determined by the location of the debtor’s residence,
principal offices, officers, and books and records, or where the majority of the
debtor’s assets are located based on a book value determination as set forth on the
debtor’s most current balance sheet.
(2) Information concerning the “applicable division” for the filing of the petition is
contained in the Court Manual available from the clerk and on the court’s website.
(b) Petition Filed in Wrong Division. If a petition is filed in the wrong division, the court may, on its own, transfer it to the appropriate division or retain the case.
(c) Filing of Papers Other Than a Petition. Papers other than a petition must be filed only in the divisional office of the clerk to which the relevant case or proceeding has been assigned. However, the clerk may, by special waiver or upon order of the court, accept papers in any office of the clerk irrespective of division.