Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FAQ #5: Can I file bankruptcy without an attorney?

Yes. If you decide to seek bankruptcy relief, you can represent yourself in all matters connected with the bankruptcy, or you may hire an attorney to represent you. Additionally, you may hire a bankruptcy petition preparer who is not an attorney. However, a paid bankruptcy preparer may only assist you in preparing the appropriate bankruptcy forms, petitions, schedules and disclosures, and may not represent you in bankruptcy court.

If you don't see your question and would like more information please do not hesitate to call us at 508.655.5980, e-mail us, or attend one of our weekly Free Debt Relief Clinics.

1 comment:

  1. I understand that a lot of people want to declare bankruptcy on their own. However, I don't think that is the best idea. Not all of us are experts in this field. You can really do some damage to your current situation if you mess up on those forms or forget some key steps. For that reason, it is very wise to at least hire an attorney or preparer to assist you.


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