Filing Without an Attorney (Pro Se)

Individuals may appear "pro se" (without an attorney) in the bankruptcy court. Bankruptcy can be a very difficult area in which to proceed pro se. You may wish to obtain the services of an attorney. Only an attorney is authorized to give you legal advice regarding a bankruptcy case or proceeding. The clerk’s office is prohibited from giving legal advice.

To assist those Individuals who are considering filing bankruptcy and do not plan to retain the services of an attorney (Pro se litigants), the Court has compiled the document, Information for Bankruptcy Filers not Represented by an Attorney* designed to address questions you may have and to help you start the filing process.

* Be sure to reference this document frequently to keep your case on track.

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