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Filing Bankruptcy Without an Attorney (Pro Se)

While the information presented is accurate as of the date of publication, it should not be cited, used as legal authority, or substituted for reference to the United States Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code) and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, both of which may be reviewed at local law libraries, or to the Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hampshire. This information should also not be substituted for the advice of competent legal counsel.

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