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Filing Without an Attorney

For Pro Se (Self-Represented) Filers Filing on or After December 1, 2015

If you are considering filing a bankruptcy case, you should know that the Bankruptcy Rules contain a set of official bankruptcy forms, and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9009 provides that the Official Forms “shall be observed and used” in cases and proceedings under the Code. Unless the Court has its own local form, use of the revised Official Forms will be mandatory beginning on December 1, 2015, if the forms are approved.

If you intend to file for bankruptcy PRIOR TO December 1, 2015, the forms currently posted on our web site are the Official Forms prescribed by the Judicial Conference and may be used to file your bankruptcy case prior to December 1, 2015.

WARNING: If you intend to file for bankruptcy ON or AFTER December 1, 2015, you are required to use the revised Official Forms, starting December 1, 2015.

The Official Forms effective December 1, 2015 will be available from the court web site shortly after approval by the Judicial Conference at its September 2015 meeting.