Yes, but there may be pitfalls that you will not realize until it is too late. Someone who represents themselves in a legal matter is considered “pro se” (pronounced “pro say”). There are pro se debtors who successfully obtain a discharge, but we have observed that pro se filers obtain a discharge at a much lower rate than those who are represented by an attorney, they often end up paying more in the loss of assets for failure to do exemption application and planning, and they often discharge less due to the timing of the bankruptcy-recent debts and some tax debts can be tricky to deal with. Sometimes creditors bully pro se debtors because they recognize that such debtors do not know the law. A person who is a “petition preparer” can fill in blanks in a petition for you but cannot give you any legal advice, so they will not help you avoid the above pitfalls or guide you through the process like an attorney will. Even the United States Trustee, who is the government department that oversees our nations bankruptcy program, states on their website that “a bankruptcy filing may raise complex legal issues, so it is often advisable to consult with an attorney.”