Filing Without an Attorney

Notices & Updates
 
07/01/2014

  Notice Regarding Pro Se Law Clerk Services

05/06/2014

  Notice Regarding Changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

05/07/2014

  Notice Regarding FREE Bankruptcy Basics Seminar in June

03/11/2014

  Notice regarding FREE Bankruptcy Basics Seminar

03/06/2014

  UPDATED Notice regarding Prohibited Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

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PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON

 

THESE PAGES BEFORE PROCEEDING

 
Before you file bankruptcy you MUST obtain a credit counseling certificate. If you do not, your case will be dismissed

 
Click here for a list of approved credit counseling agencies

 

FILING BANKRUPTCY IS A COMPLICATED LEGAL PROCEEDING WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

 

YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY BEFORE PROCEEDING

 

The purpose of this site is to provide the pro se filer, (someone who represents himself or herself without a lawyer), with access to information about the bankruptcy process and information about local procedures that you must know. Individuals appearing as debtors (including husbands and wives filing jointly), creditors or other interested parties before this court do not have to be represented by an attorney. However, corporations must be represented by counsel, except in certain limited instances. (See Local Rule 9010-1).
 

The judges, judges’ staff, clerk and clerk’s staff are not permitted to provide legal advice. However, if you are seeking general information about the bankruptcy process, please contact the Help Desk at (313) 234-0065.