Are you thinking about filing bankruptcy and wonder if you can do so without the help of a bankruptcy lawyer?

The simple answer to this question is, yes you can. The law allows an individual to file bankruptcy on their own without the help of a legal representative.

But, like a lot of things in life just because you can do something does not mean you should.

Why Filing Bankruptcy Should Not Be a DIY Project

In today’s digital age, you can go online to learn how to do almost anything yourself. With a simple Google search you could find blog articles, videos, tutorials, e-books, etc. that will teach you how to tackle many building projects, design, and decorating projects, home repairs, etc.

And truthfully, you can do the same kind of search and find information explaining how to fill out and file a bankruptcy petition.

But, unlike a simple DIY project, bankruptcy law is complex. A few hours of Internet research will not help you understand every aspect of the law and how each aspect applies to your specific financial situation. Trying to file bankruptcy with limited knowledge could cost you more hardship, such as

  • You could make mistakes on your forms that would prevent your bankruptcy petition from getting approved.
  • You could lose property you might have been able to keep.
  • You could have to pay for a debt you might have been able to have freely discharged.
  • You could leave out information that might cause the court to take legal action against you.

Who Should Help You File for Bankruptcy?

When you get ready to file bankruptcy, you should get the help of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer. You need a lawyer who has not only studied bankruptcy law but practiced it. You need a lawyer who:

  • knows the bankruptcy laws in and out
  • knows how the different laws apply to different financial situations
  • knows how the bankruptcy court system works

A lawyer with that knowledge and experience will know:

  • if filing bankruptcy is the best option for your financial situation
  • which type of bankruptcy you should file
  • what documentation you need and how to fill it out
  • each step you have to go through the bankruptcy court and guide you through it

Brock & Stout’s bankruptcy lawyers have over 20 years of experience helping clients successfully file for bankruptcy. In that time, we have helped thousands of families navigate the bankruptcy process so they can get out from under the burden of debt.

We understand that circumstances beyond your control can often lead to an endless cycle of financial strain.

Here is how we can help you.

First, contact us for a free evaluation of your financial situation. If we believe we can help you, we will guide you through the bankruptcy process. We will help you:

  • gather all the documentation you need to present to the bankruptcy court
  • fill out all the required paperwork and file it with the bankruptcy court
  • represent you in all meetings with the bankruptcy court
  • guide you through all requirements of the bankruptcy court
  • help make sure your debts get successfully discharged

Brock & Stout values each of our clients and dedicates our service to help them and their families. If you need help to get a financial fresh start, let our family help your family.