Filing Without an Attorney


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Welcome to our informational site for the self-represented filer.  The information organized on this web site is to help you gather and assess information about the bankruptcy process.  This information is not legal advice. You can only receive that from an attorney. 


Filing bankruptcy is a serious decision and should not be taken without considering the long-term financial and legal consequences.  While individuals may file bankruptcy without an attorney, you should meet with an attorney before you file so that you can carefully consider all your options.    ex. Persons who represent themselves in court without an attorney is said to appear “pro se” ) (pronounced "pro say", Lat. "for himself" "on one's own behalf").

  If you choose to represent yourself, you will be expected to comply with applicable law and procedures just like an attorney.  This includes the U.S Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the court’s Local Rules.


Please note that the Clerk's office cannot provide legal advice to you. Legal advice is only available from an attorney.