Washington 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.


Washington Western Bankruptcy Court - Tacoma Courthouse 1717 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402 Phone: (253) 882`3900

Seattle Courthouse 700 Stewart St., #6301 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: (206) 370`5200 & (206) 370`5320

Washington Eastern Bankruptcy Court United States Post Office Building 904 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 304 Spokane WA 99201-1011 Phone: (509)458`5300

Washington Eastern Bankruptcy Court - The Chinook Tower Building 402 East Yakima Avenue, Suite 200 Yakima WA 98901-5407 Phone: (509)576`6100

Washington Eastern District Court - William O. Douglas Federal Building 25 South Third Street, 2nd Floor Yakima WA 98901-2742 Phone: (509)573`6600

Washington Eastern District Court - Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse 920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 840 Spokane WA 99201-1010 Phone: (509)458`3400

Washington Eastern District Court - Federal Building 825 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 174 Richland WA 99352-3589 Phone: (509)376`7262

Washington Western District Court - United States Courthouse 1717 Pacific Avenue, Room 3100 Tacoma WA 98402-3234 Phone: (253)882`3800

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