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Filing Without an Attorney

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Helpful information, National and Local Forms, filing requirements, and instructions for filing bankruptcy without an attorney (also known as "pro se") can be found at the links provided.  Please note that Corporations and partnerships must have an attorney to file a bankruptcy case.

Additional useful information for individuals considering bankruptcy is also available at the Programs & Services tab.

If you cannot afford an attorney, these legal assistance agencies and referral services may help you:  

Legal Assistance Page

You are strongly encouraged to review the information at this link before proceeding with a bankruptcy filing.  STOP!  Click here and read this information before proceeding.

To submit a Creditor List Click here.

More answers can be found by reviewing our Frequently asked Questions.

Additional information can be found by visiting the court information tab and the case information tab

When filing bankruptcy without an attorney, filing fees must be submitted in:

  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • Cash in the exact amount

Made payable to:  Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court

Please take note that Clerk's office staff are prohibited from giving "legal advice."  28 U.S.C. § 955