Montana bankruptcy courts can help you with your bankruptcy filing.

Individuals can file bankruptcy on US bankruptcy courts without having the assistance of an attorney. This process of representing yourself is know as Pro Se (Latin for "by yourself/for self/on your own behalf.") By choosing to represent yourself, you will be a PRO SE litigant.

Most courts have created Pro Se desks or self-help desks to help you with forms and instructions.

Clerks may provide information and the appropriate forms necessary, but are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or assisting, drafting or preparing legal documents. By choosing Do-IT-Yourself filers can save the money that would be necessary to hire an bankruptcy attorney. The cost to file on your own ranges from $200 to $400 Dollars. It will include filing fees, trustee surcharge, and administrative fees.

Unsecured debt such as credit card bills, personal loans, utility bills, etc can be filed under the bankruptcy law. Time of discharge is 3 to 4 months. Bankruptcy will remain on your record for 10 years after the date it was declared.

Corporations are not allowed to file bankruptcy without legal counsel.


Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel - Missouri River Courthouse 125 Central Avenue West Great Falls MT 59404 Phone: 406-207-2093

Montana Bankruptcy Court - Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States Courthouse 400 North Main Street, Room 303 Butte MT 59701 Phone: 406-782-3354

Montana District Court - James F. Battin United States Courthouse 316 North 26th Street Billings MT 59101 Phone: 406-247-7000

Montana District Court - Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States Courthouse 400 North Main Street Butte MT 59701 Phone: 406-782-0432

Montana District Court - Missouri River Courthouse 125 Central Avenue West, Suite 110 Great Falls MT 59404 Phone: 406-727-1922

Montana District Court - Paul G. Hatfield United States Courthouse 901 Front Street, Suite 2100 Helena MT 59626-9708 Phone: 406-441-1355

Montana District Court - Russell E. Smith Federal Building 201 East Broadway Street, Suite 310 Missoula MT 59802 - Mailing Address PO Box 8537 Missoula MT 59802 Phone: 406-542-7260

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