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Hi, Do i have to have a lawyer to start the process of filing

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Hi, Do i have to have a lawyer to start the process of filing chapter 12 bankruptsy? Thank you
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  VanDLaw replied 8 years ago.

Hello wild bill 1954,


An individual debtor is not required to hire an attorney in order to file a bankruptcy, but a corporation or business must have an attorney to file.


It is highly suggested to have an attorney as the bankruptcy process can be quite complicated, but it is not mandatory to hire one.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Where do i get the forms to file achapter 12
Expert:  VanDLaw replied 8 years ago.

Hello again!


The forms are all here. They are not all specifically listed as Chapter 12 because many of the forms are used by all Chapters, you select on the Form which Chapter you are Filing. For instance, open the initial form Voluntary Petition, you will see to check Chapter 12 on it.


There are usually instructions with each form. If you are not sure if the package is complete you can call the Clerk at the Court and discuss it with them.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
How can i get the forms
Expert:  VanDLaw replied 8 years ago.
You click on the links and download them.