PUERTO RICO BANKRUPTCY COURTS

Puerto Rico bankruptcy courts can help you with your bankruptcy filing.

Individuals can file bankruptcy on US bankruptcy courts without having the assistance of an attorney. This process of representing yourself is know as Pro Se (Latin for "by yourself/for self/on your own behalf.") By choosing to represent yourself, you will be a PRO SE litigant.

Most courts have created Pro Se desks or self-help desks to help you with forms and instructions. Clerks may provide information and the appropriate forms necessary, but are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or assisting, drafting or preparing legal documents. By choosing Do-IT-Yourself filers can save the money that would be necessary to hire an bankruptcy attorney. The cost to file on your own ranges from $200 to $400 Dollars. It will include filing fees, trustee surcharge, and administrative fees.


Unsecured debt such as credit card bills, personal loans, utility bills, etc can be filed under the bankruptcy law. Time of discharge is 3 to 4 months. Bankruptcy will remain on your record for 10 years after the date it was declared.

Corporations are not allowed to file bankruptcy without legal counsel.

PUERTO RICO COURTS - Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Court - Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and United States Courthouse 300 Calle Del Recinto Sur San Juan, PR 00901 Phone: 787-977-6000

PR Bankruptcy Court - Luis A. Ferre United States Courthouse and Post Office Building 93 Calle Atocha, 2nd Floor Ponce, PR 00730-3078 Phone: 787-812-2212

Puerto Rico District Court - Federico Degetau Federal Building 150 Carlos Chardon Avenue, Room 150 San Juan, PR 00918 Phone: 787-772-3000


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