Don't Have a Lawyer?

  • Caution Before Proceeding Without a Lawyer


  • Filing Bankruptcy is a Serious Decision

    While individuals appearing as debtors (including spouses filing jointly), creditors or other interested parties before this court do not have to be represented by a lawyer, it is recommended you meet with a lawyer before you file so that you can carefully consider your options.

    If you choose to represent yourself, you will be expected to comply with applicable law and procedures just like a lawyer.  This includes the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  

    The judges,  judge's staff, clerk, or clerk's staff are not permitted to provide legal advice and/or speak (or correspond, including email) with you in an ex parte communication (which means without the other side present).