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Before You File

See the Getting Started: Pro Se Debtor Handout for information about filing in Kansas.

Watch the Bankruptcy Basics video series


      Understanding Bankruptcy

      Bankruptcy Basics

      Filing Without an Attorney Overview

      How to find an attorney

Complete a Credit Counseling Course within 180 days prior to filing your bankruptcy.  See approved credit counseling providers on the U.S. Trustee website


Disclaimer: Please be advised that only an attorney is qualified to give you legal advice. The Clerk’s Office cannot give legal advice or recommend an attorney for you. The United States Bankruptcy Code contains requirements that control how bankruptcy cases proceed.  District of Kansas local bankruptcy rules also contain requirements that may help you prepare the documents required to file a bankruptcy case, including D. Kan. LBR 1007.1 and D. Kan. LBR 1007.2.