Bankruptcy Is Not An End, It's a Beginning

Bankruptcy is not as harmful as you might think. Stuart has over 20 years experience helping people to cope with their debts.

Getting started … The most difficult part of filing for bankruptcy is making that first call. Just like heading off to the dentist or to buy a used car, the fear of the unknown is the greatest impediment for individuals looking into the bankruptcy process.

And that’s where we come in.

Our office has, for every year over the past 20 years, assisted more individuals and businesses through the bankruptcy process than all of the other attorneys in Gallatin, Park, Madison, Beaverhead and Jefferson counties … combined.

We’ll let that one sink in for a minute …

It is certainly true that shear volume does not necessarily make our office better at handling your bankruptcy. If we were a “bankruptcy mill”, the argument could be made you would just be a number to our office, that personal service would not be a priority.

We believe that you will find the opposite to be true. Katie, my legal assistant for over 25 years, and I focus on the personal touch, from personally walking you through the bankruptcy forms, to sending you reminder emails and updates.

It is also true that we have a process and a routine that which will make you feel comfortable and assured that you are receiving the best advice possible – a process and a routine which other legal offices can’t provide. When it comes to ensuring the best possible outcome for your bankruptcy, there is no substitute for experience.

We invite you check out our Bankruptcy Q&A, which walks you through the bankruptcy process. Then, when you believe you are ready to take that next step give me a call (587-4200). If you are still unsure, or don’t feel quite ready for that call, but you still have some questions, just drop me an email at, or just click on the “Contact Us” link.

A reminder … While the primary focus of our office is consumer bankruptcy, we also prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills. These documents do not have to be expensive (I don’t charge, for example, for living wills, HIPPA releases, and powers of attorney for those clients who come in for wills), but they can be very important documents for you and your family to prepare and have on hand in case the unthinkable – but inevitable – occurs.


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