Would you perform your own open-heart surgery? Then why would you try to navigate bankruptcy and do-it-yourself. Like open-heart surgery bankruptcy is all about the detail. I've seen clients come in with a bankruptcy that they tried to do themselves. I feel bad because the money they have invested, whether it's a bankruptcy do-it-yourself or the filing fee, run hundreds of dollars. When their case gets dismissed, that money is gone and they have to start over. It can't feel good to pay a $335 filing fee twice.