Guide for Individuals Filing a Bankruptcy without an Attorney

This guide is intended to assist people filing a bankruptcy case without an attorney. Filing a bankruptcy case is a complex undertaking. If the documents required in a bankruptcy case are not completed properly, or if further steps in the bankruptcy process are not taken on time, a debtor can lose property or other important rights unnecessarily. With that in mind, you should seriously consider consulting an attorney. A separate section of this guide lists organizations that may be able to offer you legal assistance.

The Clerk’s Office receives documents and filing fees from attorneys and the general public; maintains dockets and court calendars; distributes court directives including notices,  subpoenas and summons; responds to public inquiries; and serves as a central resource of public information for the court.