South Carolina bankruptcy courts can help you with your bankruptcy filing.

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.


South Carolina Bankruptcy Court - J. Bratton Davis United States Courthouse 1100 Laurel Street Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803)765`5436

South Carolina District Court - Hollings Judicial Center 83 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401 Phone: (843)579`1401

South Carolina District Court - Matthew J. Perry Jr. United States Courthouse 901 Richland Street Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803)765`5816

SC District Court - John L. McMillan Federal Building and United States Courthouse 401 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29501 Phone: (843)676`3820

South Carolina District Court - C. F. Haynsworth Federal Building and United States Courthouse 300 East Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: (864)241`2700

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