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Debtors & Self Assistance

Overview and guidance for filing without an attorney

A debtor is a person who has filed a petition for relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. A person that files without an attorney is a "pro se" debtor.

Things You Should Consider Before Filing for Bankruptcy


Links of Interest Working With Us
  • Paper filings must be mailed or filed in person at the Kansas City courthouse:
    Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse, Clerk's Office, 400 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Phone: 816-512-1800 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays)
  • Voice Case Information System (VCIS): 1-866-222-8029
  • Bankruptcy Phone Directory
  • Hearing & 341 Meeting Locations

Pro Se Debtor Announcements:

Pro se debtors with valid email accounts may elect to receive electronic notices, instead of paper notices, of documents filed in their case by completing and returning a Pro Se Notice Registration Form