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About Ast & Schmidt, P.C.

Even if you plan or budget carefully, you might find it difficult to meet your financial obligations after experiencing a layoff, divorce, medical emergency, or any other unexpected expense. Your financial situation can worsen when you use credit cards and other high-interest emergency loans to make ends meet. That’s when you need the help of our legal team at Ast & Schmidt, P.C.

David Alan Ast is a partner at the firm and has been practicing law since 1973. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Ast is also the current chairman and former trustee of the Morris County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee.

Firm Partner Robert L. Schmidt was admitted to practice law before the state courts of New Jersey in 1999 and currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

When you enlist our support, you will benefit from:

  • A free initial consultation at our office in Morristown, located across from the Morris County Mall
  • In-depth information about all debt-relief options, from bankruptcy to debt consolidation or settlement
  • The space to share the circumstances that contributed to your current problems
  • A personalized strategy designed to ensure maximum benefits
  • Counsel that addresses your present situation and provides a solid foundation for your future financial health
  • Respect, honesty, and realistic expectations
  • Regular case updates by email or regular mail
  • Copies of every document related to your case, including those sent from the court, the trustee, and your creditors
  • Prompt responses from our team (same day or next business day)
  • Updates and reminders about court hearings, office appointments, and deadlines

In all bankruptcy cases, we work with an unfailing sense of urgency because we want you to experience the relief of the automatic stay as soon as possible. The automatic stay protects you from lawsuits, wage garnishments, bank account levies, and constant creditor calls.

If you are facing an uncertain financial future and need guidance to regain control of unmanageable debt, please call us today at (973) 363-2260 or contact us online.

Get To Know David & Robert

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    David Alan Ast
    Firm Partner David Alan Ast has more than 25 years of experience helping people throughout northern New Jersey get a fresh start and move forward with their financial lives. He is committed to protecting the rights of his clients seeking debt relief.
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    Robert L. Schmidt
    Firm Partner Robert L. Schmidt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from Stockton State College in 1990. Three years later, he earned his Master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Business in Camden with a major in finance. Robert then acquired his J.D. from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 1997.
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Why Choose Us?

For over three decades, our bankruptcy attorneys in Morris County have resolved thousands of cases for people experiencing the pain and embarrassment of financial stress. We understand what you are going through and will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve. We understand just how overwhelming and psychologically challenging it can be to face a growing pile of bills you can’t pay, with no relief in sight.

We handle cases involving bankruptcy, loan negotiations, mortgage and foreclosure mediation, debt settlements, and more. As a solution-oriented firm, we will do more than hand you a form to fill out.

Real Stories Inspired From Real Situations

Reviews
  • “Everyone in the office was very courteous and professional.”

    - Dennis & Mary H.
  • “They were always understanding of our concerns and patient with our questions. Thank you all!”

    - Ann R.
  • “One that is there to help instead of someone who will treat you like another number. 5 stars isn't enough.”

    - M.H., Chapter 7 Client

What Sets Us Apart

How We Can Help You 
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  • Personalized Services Tailored for You
  • Over 30 Years of Bankruptcy Experience
  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Available After Hours by Appointment
  • Direct Advice from Our Attorneys
  • Realistic Expectations Provided

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Our team has over 30 years helping clients.  Let us help you.
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