Q: Do i need a lawyer to file bankruptcy
A: There is no law that says you cannot represent yourself in a bankruptcy case. However, it is very important that you follow all the procedures to avoid getting your case dismissed. Bankruptcy cases can get complicated quickly and it is difficult to find an attorney who will be willing to take on a bankruptcy case that was not started properly. Attorneys typically charge between $1,000 to $1,500 to handle a simple chapter 7 case from start to finish. A chapter 13 case will be more expensive because it involves more work.
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