Lake Montezuma, AZ asked in Bankruptcy for Arizona

Q: How do I get started in filing for bankruptcy?

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Kathryn U. Tokarska
Kathryn U. Tokarska
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: This question is too broad to answer on this forum. My only suggestion is to go to your local bankruptcy court's website and see what they have there to help self represented parties. As a bankruptcy attorney, knowing how many things can go wrong in a case, I don't recommend filing your own case without legal counsel. There is a Nolo Book that you might be able to borrow from the library called "How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy". It will not tell you whether filing is appropriate in your situation. If you aren't eligible for chapter 7 and have to look at chapter 13, don't even think about trying this on your own. Statistically based on others who have gone before you, your rate of success is less than 1%.

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