Filing a Bankruptcy Case Without an Attorney

Filing a Bankruptcy Case Without an Attorney Is Possible.

Filing for bankruptcy can be complicated and anyone think about doing so should retain the services of a qualified bankruptcy lawyer. If you decline to use an attorney, and attempt to file bankruptcy on your own, you are known as a "pro se" debtor. The Bankruptcy Courts have provided an outline of the steps to filing bankruptcy "pro se". Please take a look at this information to get an idea of the bankruptcy process. The information provided should not be taken as legal advice, but it is a good starting point for anyone thinking about filing for bankruptcy protection.

Link: http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/prose.html

While the link above provides guidance on pro se filing for the US Courts. Please be aware that each state and district/county have their own local rules and procedures.

For example: The Northern District of California has an additional link to more detailed information on filing without an attorney. This can be found at:

http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/court-information/filing-bankruptcy-case-wi...

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a bankruptcy attorney near you.

 

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