Getting help from your local court to file bankruptcy without an attorney

You may be surprised to learn that every federal bankruptcy court has a special section just for people filing bankruptcy without an attorney. Learn how to use this information if you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy.
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Last Reviewed: Sat, Mar 12, 2022

No matter what district you live in, anywhere in the USA, your local federal bankruptcy court has a section devoted to helping you file for bankruptcy if you do not have an attorney. And the increasing number of courts have the option of filing electronically, to a system called electronic self representation of debtors, or ESR for short.



Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of article for each County.
Selected County: Kern County