Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?

No, but it is highly recommended that you hire an attorney to guide you through the process and prepare the paperwork for you. Even the Federal Judiciary recommends that you hire an attorney:

“Individuals can file bankruptcy without an attorney, which is called filing pro se. However, seeking the advice of a qualified attorney is strongly recommended because bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal outcomes.”

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary

If you are experiencing any financial problems, we suggest talking to an attorney before making any decisions. We provide free consultations so that you can fully understand your options before deciding to file.