The first thing you have to do to file bankruptcy is complete a bankruptcy petition. It's about a 60 to 70 page document, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. You have to disclose all of your creditors. You have to disclose all of your assets. You have to list all your income and expenses, and all of this information goes on forms that are not so easy to fill out, so sometimes it's a good idea to meet with an attorney, hire an attorney to represent you through the process.