chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy

Can you Risk Filing for Bankruptcy Pro se?

People struggling with debts have the option of filing for bankruptcy. You can either choose to file without a lawyer (pro se) or seek assistance from bankruptcy lawyers to handle your case. As per a study by US bankruptcy court, nearly 1/4 of debtors in California file their case “pro se” which has a success rate of merely 0.04% i.e. 1 case in 2,500 filers results in a bankruptcy discharge. The court approved attorney fee for a non-business case is $4000 and that for a self-employed filer is $5000. The court filing fee for bankruptcy is $281. Though [...]