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Deer Lodge County, MT
Bankruptcy Law

Filing Bankruptcy In Deer Lodge County, MT


Since 2006, more than 10 million consumers have come to this website figure out where they stand in relation to the 2005 (BAPCPA) bankruptcy law, and the  bankruptcy means test. 

Seventeen years later, the Means Test Calculator is still free, and we've updated it to use the latest applicable income and expense standards, for cases filed on or after May 15, 2023.

Local Forms & Instructions

Court Info for Deer Lodge County, MT

How Bankruptcy Handles Property

Montana Bankruptcy Exemptions

How Bankruptcy Handles Debt

Debts You CAN Discharge

  • Credit Card Debt,
  • Medical Debt
  • Lawsuit Liability (if not from fraud or willful or malicious injury), 
  • Personal Loans

Debts You Can Discharge Only In Special Cases

Debts You CAN NOT Discharge

What Happens To Secured Debts?

How Bankruptcy Affects Debt Co-Signers

    • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

Note: This website is updated as time permits. It is up to you to contact your local court and confirm and update any information you need. Information is not advice. Consult with a bankruptcy lawyer for advice about how the law relates to your exact situation.


Deer Lodge County Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator

Automatically apply the Deer Lodge County expense standards, and Montana income standards to your means test calculation.

Deer Lodge County Bankruptcy Court

Find where to file if you live in Deer Lodge County.

Montana Bankruptcy Exemption Laws

Automatically apply the Deer Lodge County expense standards, and Montana income standards to your means test calculation.


Means Test Calculator for Deer Lodge County, For Cases Filed on or after April 1, 2023

The free bankruptcy means test calculator is a free, automated version of the official Means Test Form you must file with the court.

This free automated version:

...to help you determine whether you pass the "means test" for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.



Montana Bankruptcy Exemptions - All Categories

Montana Exemptions Summary:


Real property or mobile home you occupy to $378,560*; sale, condemnation, or insurance proceeds exempt for 18 months
Must record homestead declaration before filing for bankruptcy

*2023 inflation adjustment

Vehicle Exemption

Motor vehicle to $2,500

Personal Property

Appliances, household furnishings, goods, animals with feed, crops, musical instruments, books, firearms, sporting goods, clothing, & jewelry to $600 per item, $4,500 total
Implements, books, & tools of trade to $3,000 25-13-609(3) Uniforms, arms, accoutrements needed to carry out government functions

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