The Perils of Using a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
During the past several years, many firms have begun to advertise as “Bankruptcy Petition Preparers”. These preparers are not attorneys and cannot represent individuals before the United States Bankruptcy Court. Some courts have found that bankruptcy petition preparers may do no more than type a petition. These same courts have ruled that bankruptcy petition preparers may not charge more than $50.00 for the typing of a petition.
This information is not meant to convey legal advice to an individual seeking Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, but is meant strictly as an educational tool.