Why should I pay money I don’t have to a lawyer to file for bankruptcy? Isn’t it just filling out a few forms!”
Countless bankruptcy attorneys have heard words similar to these, not only from potential bankruptcy clients, but even from other (non-bankruptcy) lawyers. So should you, a person thinking about filing for bankruptcy, pay a lawyer to represent you or file pro se (without a lawyer)? There are a lot of articles on this, such as one I wrote, discussing some of the bad things that can happen because you don’t know what you don’t know. But simply looking at the numbers shows that it isn’t a good idea to file without a lawyer.
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