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Filing Without an Attorney

The resources provided on this web page are designed to provide information to debtors proceeding in bankruptcy court without an attorney, also known as proceeding "pro se". When filing a bankruptcy case, you must follow all applicable local and federal bankruptcy rules. Representing yourself in a bankruptcy case is allowed; however, the process can be complex and many self-represented debtors often do not obtain the relief they seek because they are unfamiliar with the requirements of the court including rigid deadlines to submit certain required information. Information contained herein is given as a general overview of the bankruptcy process and should not be relied upon for your individual circumstances or taken as legal advice. Consult an attorney to discuss your particular circumstances. You can obtain information about the bankruptcy process and requirements, as well as how to obtain legal assistance, by using the resources provided below. If you are considering filing bankruptcy or have already done so, you may also wish to consult the Court’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage, which contains general information for all debtors and specific information for debtors filing without an attorney.

Bankruptcy Basics Video Presentation for Pro Se Filers




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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