When I first starting considering bankruptcy as an option, I wondered if I needed to pay the fees associated with hiring an attorney. I started looking into those self-filing options with the hopes of saving a little money that I really didn't have. After doing quite a bit of reading, I found that many people who attempt to self-file for bankruptcy take a much longer time to get through it. Why would a process take longer just because you are filing the documents yourself? The short answer - mistakes. Find out what I learned when researching self-filing bankruptcy and make the decision that is best for your personal situation.