While an individual cannot actually file a bankruptcy online there are several services available online that offer to simplify the process of filling bankruptcy without an attorney. There are bankruptcy sites that will allow you to prepare all the forms online and then print them out to file with the bankruptcy court. There are also sites that allow you to download the forms or to hire a paralegal who will help fill out your petition online. Whichever method you choose you will have to file the actual petition with your local federal bankruptcy clerk.
Online and paralegal bankruptcy petition preparers are barred by law from providing you with any legal advice. Individuals may file a bankruptcy petition without an attorney but remember that the bankruptcy code can be very complex, especially if you have assets of value, and often an attorney can provide you with a knowledge of the law and court procedures that is essential to protecting your legal rights.