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Filing without an Attorney

You may represent yourself in your bankruptcy case.  The process can be complex and many debtors who do this on their own often do not get the relief they want because they are unfamiliar with the requirements of the law.  This includes firm deadlines to get your required information and documents filed with the Court. Hiring an attorney with bankruptcy experience can be affordable.  Many bankruptcy lawyers will talk with you for a small fee or no fee upfront. 

There are many free resources available to individuals without attorneys, including opportunities to speak or email with attorneys licensed in South Carolina who may help you file bankuptcy for little or no cost. Click here to learn more about available resources. 

Information on this site is given as a general overview of the bankruptcy process.  It should not be relied upon for your individual situation or taken as legal advice.  Talk to an attorney to discuss your financial situation.

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No employee of the Court is permitted to give legal advice or to respond to questions which may constitute legal advice. General information regarding filing a bankruptcy case, fees, forms, trustees, Court locations, calendars, etc. is available on this site at no charge. Also, links are provided on this site to other information including the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the South Carolina Bankruptcy Local Rules.
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Bankruptcy Courthouse
1100 Laurel Street
Columbia SC 29201-2423
Court Telephone: (803)-765-5436
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