Yes, the law does allow for individuals to file their own bankruptcy case (“Pro Se”). The term “Pro Se” describes a debtor representing himself/herself during the bankruptcy process. Pro Se filers are expected to understand the process, documents, and deadlines that apply to all cases, regardless of legal representation. Pro Se filers also pay the same bankruptcy case filing fee, generally just over $300. There is value in retaining an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Represented debtors are less likely to face creditor objections as well as additional trips to Court. Having your own bankruptcy attorney increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.