Bankruptcy is complex. It involves both state and federal laws. Even so, some people are inclined to save money on attorney fees and try to do it themselves. It is not impossible, but does require a tremendous amount of homework. The most important thing is make sure you have the time and energy to research how to file the bankruptcy correctly so you protect your property and discharge your debt properly. After all, the whole point of the bankruptcy laws is to help people in financial distress.
The federal government has produced videos to help people learn about the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yx1XYAe5yA.
After seeing all the issues, many do it yourselfers call on an attorney before they end up filing. Do not hesitate to contact me if you decide hiring an attorney is right for you.