If you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must complete forms that disclose your income, expenses, debt, and the types of real property (real estate) and personal property you own. One of the forms is called the Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy.
On this form (which you may find and complete on the uscourts.gov website) you will list financial transactions you made up to ten years before you filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy trustee will review these transactions and may undo a sale, gift, or transfer of property the trustee determines should be used to pay your creditors. Sales, gifts, debt payments, and transfers of property to your friends and family members are known as insider payments, and will receive the most scrutiny.