Dangers of using Petition Preparer (non-attorney) to file your Bankruptcy
The United States Trustee recently filed a complaint against a non-attorney petition preparer for the negiligent handling of a client’s case. The trustee cited the recent increase in pro se filings that have resulted from individuals using a petition preparer to file their case. In United States Trustee vs. Emmanuel Assaf Relief Agency, Case No. 10-40900-SBB, the U.S. Trustee filed a complaint for wrongful conduct and prior violation of the bankruptcy code. The U.S. Trustee is mainly concerned about the petition preparer’s unauthorized practice of law.