Do I need an attorney?
While it is possible to file a bankruptcy case pro se, i.e., without the assistance of an attorney, it may be difficult to do so successfully. It is recommended that a person considering bankruptcy consult with a competent attorney prior to filing a case.
If you are representing yourself without the benefit of an attorney, you are known as a PRO SE LITIGANT. "Pro Se" is a Latin term meaning "for yourself." As a pro se litigant, you enjoy every right entitled to you under the law. You need not worry if you have had little or no experience with the courts before. However, pro se litigants are expected to follow and abide by the rules that govern the practice of law in the Federal Courts.