Filing Without an Attorney

Filing a bankruptcy case can be difficult, therefore, debtors are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of a licensed attorney. Corporations and partnerships are required to have an attorney. However, individual filers, commonly referred to as "pro se," may represent themselves. Pro se debtors and creditors must be familiar with and adhere to all bankruptcy rules and procedures, and will not be provided legal advice by the court. Failure to follow the appropriate rules or procedures could result in the dismissal of the bankruptcy case, or significant time addressing improper filings.