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.


Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel - Foley Federal Building 300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 3rd Floor Las Vegas NV 89101-5833 Phone: (702)388`6505

Nevada Bankruptcy Court - (Main Office) Foley Federal Building 300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 4th Floor Las Vegas NV 89101-5833 Phone: (702)527`7000

NV Bankruptcy Court - C. Clifton Young Federal Building and United States Courthouse 300 Booth Street, 1st Floor Reno NV 89509-1317 Phone: (775)326`2100

Nevada District Court - Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 1st Floor Las Vegas NV 89101-7065 Phone: (702)464`5400

Nevada District Court - Bruce R. Thompson United States Courthouse and Federal Building 400 South Virginia Street, Room 301 Reno NV 89501-2193 Phone: (775)686`5800

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