As of June 2015, answers to common questions about bankruptcy are the website of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. The site's Filing Without an Attorney page has a link to a PDF from the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project.
The Answers to Common Bankruptcy Questions document covers basic information, such as what bankruptcy can and cannot do for filers. The report also discusses different types of bankruptcy. Another common concern involves the steps individuals must take before they are allowed to file for bankruptcy, including credit counseling. The PDF also explains the need for and role of a bankruptcy attorney.