Iowa 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.


Iowa Northern Bankruptcy Court - 425 Second Street S.E., Suite 800 Cedar Rapids IA 52401-1816

Mailing Address PO Box 74890 Cedar Rapids IA 52401-1816 Phone: 319-286-2200

Iowa Northern Bankruptcy Court - United States Courthouse 320 Sixth Street, Room 106 Sioux City IA 51101-1210 Mailing Address PO Box 3857 Sioux City IA 51101-1210 Phone: 712-233-3939

Iowa Southern Bankruptcy Court - United States Courthouse Annex 110 East Court Avenue, Room 300 Des Moines IA 50309-2044 Mailing Address PO Box 9264 Des Moines IA 50309-2044 Phone: 515-284-6230

Iowa Northern District Court - 4200 C Street SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 Phone: 319-286-2300

Iowa Northern District Court - United States Courthouse 320 Sixth Street, Room 301 Sioux City IA 51101-1210 Phone: 712-233-3900

Iowa Southern District Court - United States Post Office and Courthouse 8 South Sixth Street, Room 313 Council Bluffs IA 51501-4200 Mailing Address PO Box 307 Council Bluffs IA 51501-4200 Phone: 712-328-0283

Iowa Southern District Court - United States Courthouse 123 East Walnut Street, Room 300 Des Moines IA 50309-2035 Mailing Address PO Box 9344 Des Moines IA 50309-2035 Phone: 515-284-6248

Iowa Southern District Court - United States Courthouse 131 East Fourth Street Davenport IA 52801-1516 Phone: 563-884-7607

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