Hey I am thinking of filing bankruptcy. I have no idea where to start. I just got married if I file does my wife automatically need to be filed as well. If anyone thinks they can help please let me know.
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Bankruptcy help in Rhode Island-Do I need an attorney / lawyer?
A Bankruptcy is a very complicated matter. You should not represent yourself in a Bankruptcy. Please contact a Rhode Island Bankruptcy Lawyer / Attorney.
YOU NEED TO HIRE A LAWYER. Bankruptcy, while it used to be fairly straightforward, has developed many, many pitfalls for do-it-yourself petitioners, thanks to the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act.
If you can't afford a lawyer, contact your local legal aid provider (you'll probably find them in the phone book). If you need a referral, contact your state or county bar association.
I'd offer to help, but I'm not in Rhode Island.
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