Potential clients often ask us whether they can handle their own bankruptcies. Individuals can represent themselves in  a bankruptcy case. But just because you can represent yourself, doesn’t mean you should. Bankruptcy rules are very technical, and mistakes can seriously compromise your rights. 

Included here are some educational materials we have created to answer many of your questions about filing bankruptcy and help you make informed decisions.

These free materials are yours to keep. We trust you will find them informative and helpful.

Bankruptcy Answers & Issues

The 298 pages in our helpful book are loaded with practical guidance:

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, A Bird's Eye View
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, A Bird's Eye View
  • ​Your Debts in Bankruptcy, A Closer Look
  • ​Your Property in Bankruptcy, A Closer Look
  • ​Preparing to File
  • ​Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms

Coming to Terms with Bankruptcy

This 4 page booklet helps you think of bankruptcy as your first step toward financial stability:

  • Bankruptcy Is a Responsible Choice
  • Recognize Factors Beyond Your Control
  • ​If Too Much Credit Caused Your Problem
  • ​Who Will Know You Filed Bankruptcy?
  • ​Turn to a Bankruptcy Attorney
  • ​Coping with Negative Feelings

Benefits and Drawbacks of Bankruptcy

This booklet will help you weigh your options and make the best decision:

  • Protection from Creditor Harassment
  • Discharge Eligible Debts
  • ​Get a Fresh Start and Regain Control of Your Finances
  • ​Keep All or Most of Your Property
  • ​Qualified Retirement Plans Are Protected
  • ​Help with Home Foreclosure and Vehicle Repossession

Personal Bankruptcy: 84 Frequently Asked Questions

This 28 page booklet answers your most pressing bankruptcy questions:

  • Bankruptcy in General
  • Stopping Creditor Harassment
  • ​Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy
  • ​Choosing the Best Chapter for Your Situation
  • ​Bankruptcy and Your Debts
  • ​Bankruptcy and Your Property and Income
  • ​Marriage, Divorce, and Bankruptcy
  • ​Short and Long-Term Consequences of Bankruptcy

We are here If you would like to discuss your situation with a compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced bankruptcy attorney.