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Am I required to have an attorney to file bankruptcy?

Corporate debtors are required to have legal counsel.  Individual debtors have the right to represent themselves, however, we do strongly recommend the use of an attorney as bankruptcy law can be very confusing.  Individuals who represent themselves will not be able to obtain legal advice from the trustee appointed to their case or court personnel. For more information, visit the Filing Without An Attorney page of our website.

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