Individuals can file bankruptcy on US bankruptcy courts without having the assistance of an attorney. This process of representing yourself is know as Pro Se (Latin for "by yourself/for self/on your own behalf.") By choosing to represent yourself, you will be a PRO SE litigant.
Most courts have created Pro Se desks or self-help desks to help you with forms and instructions. Clerks may provide information and the appropriate forms necessary, but are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or assisting, drafting or preparing legal documents.
By choosing Do-IT-Yourself filers can save the money that would be necessary to hire an bankruptcy attorney. The cost to file on your own ranges from $200 to $400 Dollars. It will include filing fees, trustee surcharge, and administrative fees.
Unsecured debt such as credit card bills, personal loans, utility bills, etc can be filed under the bankruptcy law. Time of discharge is 3 to 4 months. Bankruptcy will remain on your record for 10 years after the date it was declared.
Corporations are not allowed to file bankruptcy without legal counsel.
Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (Main Office) - Byron White United States Courthouse 1823 Stout Street Denver CO 80257-1823 Phone: (303)335`2900
Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel - United States Custom House 721 19th Street Denver CO 80202-2500 Phone: (720)904`7346
Colorado Bankruptcy Court (Main Office) - United States Custom House 721 19th Street Denver CO 80202-2500 Phone: (720)904`7300
Colorado District Court (Main Office) -
Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse
901 19th Street, 2nd Floor
Denver CO 80294
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