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can i file a chapter 13 without an lawyer n get similiar results

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can i file a chapter 13 without an lawyer n get similiar results in the state of georgia i dont have the money to pay a lawyer n how do the bankrupty judge at individual fileing without a lawyer
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Terry L. replied 8 years ago.
It is always recommended to have a lawyer when you file bankruptcy, but it isn't a requirement. Each case is taken on it's merits, although more scrutiny is usually given to pro-se filers, to confirm that all of the bankruptcy code requirements are being met, and that the forms and information provided is 100% accurate and complete. An attorney, by signing the case, is swearing that the information is 100% complete and accurate, and the court takes that in consideration that the attorney did their due dillegence in reaseaching the facts of the case. An attorney can provide you with legal guidance through the case, making sure you meet all deadlines and requirements. The court will not give you legal advice, so if you miss something, or get something wrong, then it could drastically effect losing an asset to liquidation, or having the case dismissed.
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