Can I file electronically? Am I Required To?


Can you file online? In some courts, yes, most no. But there are other options that can allow you to file electronically if your case is simple.



Electronic Filing for Self-Represented Debtors (ESL)

Not so long ago, self represented debtors had no way to file online. Now, thanks to about a dozen pioneering bankruptcy courts, ESR or "Electronic Self Representation " for debtors is now available. 

If you have no real estate and have income that is low enough, you may be able to use a service like to file online.


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