No one (well, no one who is honest) goes life intending to file for bankruptcy. People file for bankruptcy because they have no other choice. People do so because they lose jobs, are drowning in debt, or took on a mortgage they can't afford. Regardless of the situation, many people find themselves in the position of filing for bankruptcy, but they cannot afford a lawyer. This post will go over the basics of filing pro so (i.e. without an attorney).