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For Debtors

You are a Debtor if: You are a person or organization that has borrowed money from another party and you cannot repay the money owed by the time it is due and have filed bankruptcy.

Filing a bankruptcy case can be difficult, therefore, debtors are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of a licensed attorney. Corporations and partnerships are required to have an attorney. Individual filers, commonly referred to as "pro se," may represent themselves. Pro se debtors must be familiar with and adhere to all bankruptcy rules and procedures. Failure to follow the appropriate rules or procedures could result in the dismissal of the bankruptcy case.

The staff of the Clerk's Office are not permitted to assist with preparation of documents nor provide legal advice. Note: questions about how to proceed or what to do are considered requests for legal advice.

If you wish to retain an attorney, call the Wisconsin Bar Association Lawyer Referrals: 800-362-9082 (608-257-4666 Madison).