Residents of Gallatin County, Montana file bankruptcy in Montana District Bankruptcy Court
4 courthouses serve the Montana District Bankruptcy Court.Review the list of courthouses below and confirm that the one you'd like to use serves Gallatin County.
Counties served by the Montana District Bankruptcy Court:
Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, McCone, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Silver Bow, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone,
Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court
What you'll find there
You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Montana District Bankruptcy Court.
Where To Start
Online Filing (eSR)Online Filing - Montana District Bankruptcy Court
You're in luck! The Montana District Bankruptcy Court offers online filing! About one quarter of the nation's bankruptcy courts have started to offer electronic filing (eSR) for debtors not represented by an attorney. Your court is on the leading edge of this exciting new option! Click here to learn more about how to file online with the Montana District Bankruptcy Court.
Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:
1. Info on Filing Without an AttorneyCourt "Pro Se" Info
Information specific to your district
You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.
Fortunately, the Montana District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Montana District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.
General information about how to file
2. Local RulesLocal Rules - MT
Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Montana District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.
3. Court FormsLocal Forms
Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.
The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.
Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Montana District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.