Although you can file bankruptcy paperwork yourself, hiring a bankruptcy attorney is typically a better option. Filing for bankruptcy is complicated and often confusing. By hiring a professional, you ensure that the correct paperwork is filed and that the process will go smoothly. Also, to qualify for a chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy, you will need to complete court approved credit counseling course work, which can be managed and explained by your bankruptcy attorney. Learn more at the Bills.com bankruptcy portal.