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Electronic Self-Representation (eSR)

If you live in the Western District of Wisconsin and wish to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition you can use the Electronic Self-Representation (eSR) Bankruptcy Petition Preparation System.

To determine if your county of residence is within the Western District of Wisconsin, use the Jurisdictional Map.

If you are filing bankruptcy to delay or stop a foreclosure action on your home, it is very important for you to understand that the "Electronic Submission of a Bankruptcy Package" may delay the filing of your case for several days until the court receives the additional items above required to complete your filing.

What is eSR?

  • eSR is an online tool to help individuals complete a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when they have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney.

Who can use eSR?

  • Individuals who wish to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition and who live in the Western District of Wisconsin can use eSR.
  • Important Note: eSR is not available to attorneys or bankruptcy petition preparers. eSR is not designed for business or corporate bankruptcy filings. eSR is only available for individual filings.

Why use eSR?

  • There is no cost to use eSR.  Pay only the Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing fee.
  • eSR has a guided, step-by-step process that allows you up to 45 days to complete.
  • Your personal information is only accessible to you using a unique login and password assigned to you.
  • eSR is accessible 24 hours a day from any Internet-enabled computer.
  • There is no software to download or purchase.

  eSR Computer Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader (version 8 or higher)
  • Pop-up blocker must be disabled
  • Printer
  • Browser requirements - It is recommended that you used the latest version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari

eSR Help

  • Directions for Creating a Petition Package found under How to use eSR.
  • For procedural assistance with eSR, please contact the Clerk's Office: (833) 758-0380

Follow this link to begin using eSR