Our website will be unavailable on Thursday, June 2 beginning at 7:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., our new website will be up and running at the same web address, www.wieb.uscourts.gov. The new website will display the Judges' calendars two weeks out rather than one week, and we have a new "Calendar Lookup" feature where you can search the calendar by case number or by debtor's name. If you have bookmarked specific information from our current website, you will need to recreate those bookmarks sometime after next Thursday.

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Filing without a Lawyer

It is very important that a bankruptcy case be filed and handled correctly. The rules are very technical, and a misstep may affect a debtor's rights. For example, a debtor whose case is dismissed for failure to file a required document, such as a credit counseling certificate, may lose the right to file another case or lose protections in a later case, including the benefit of the automatic stay. Bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences - hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.  Should you choose to proceed without an attorney, it is recommended that you:

- Read about Bankruptcy Basics

- Watch the Bankruptcy Basic Video

- Check to see if you are eligible to file

- Fill out the necessary Forms and Schedules

- See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

- Steps to a Successful Bankruptcy

- Get Legal Advice