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Ely, Counselor at Law
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Where do I go to get papers personally and does

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Where do I go to get papers for Bankrupsy personally and does one really need to file with a lawyer for a fee like $1,000?????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms. What part of Washington state are you in? This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am located in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick), WA

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
The Court that holds jurisdiction for bankruptcy is United States District of Washington Bankruptcy Court. Website is here:
There is not a mandate to have an attorney and technically one can file without an attorney, but this is NOT recommended. Since bankruptcy is a complicated matter, an attorney is highly recommended. A simple BK will normally cost about $1,000 to $2,000 in attorney fees. Complicated BK cases will cost more.
See the link below for pro bono (free) legal help for BK in your area:
The forms for bankruptcy can be found here:
What is required to file for a Chapter 7 BK can be found here:
Good luck.
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