While paying for an attorney may appear unaffordable for some, the benefits of having a competent bankruptcy attorney represent you in your case often more than justifies the cost.The Court does have a Pro Se Law Clerk who can provide guidance on completing the forms, and can answer many questions concerning the information you will need to disclose.However, the Pro Se Law Clerk cannot give you legal advice and cannot complete the forms for you.
Copies of the complete chapter 7 form packages may be purchased in the Clerk’s office if you visit any one of our divisional offices. You should review and follow bankruptcy motion practice as stated in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Local Bankruptcy Rules. The bankruptcy clerk’s staff is prohibited from giving legal advice, which includes instruction on how to complete the forms.
In addition, you may wish to download the most recent edition of the Guide for Pro Se Debtor’s. If you are acting as your own attorney, which is also known as being pro se, you will be responsible for all actions on your behalf during the bankruptcy case.