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.

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.

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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.


  • Personalized Services Tailored for You
  • Over 25 Years of Bankruptcy Experience
  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Available After Hours by Appointment
  • Direct Advice from Our Attorneys
  • Realistic Expectations Provided
    "..Thank you Ast and Schmidt for all that you do!"
    I have personally used Ast & Schmidt and have recommended them to friends and family members as well. Robert and Antoinette are always responsive, timely, and available to go over any questions or concerns I might have in what could be an otherwise stressful process. I can confidently say that I 100 percent trust Robert's guidance and quality of work. He and the staff go above and beyond to make sure I understand all of my options as well as the process from beginning to end. Antoinette always makes me feel comfortable when I call with questions and Robert's guidance and services have truly been a blessing in helping me transition out of some rough times so that I could move forward in my personal and professional endeavors. I can not recommend this firm highly enough. You will be well taken care of. Thank you Ast and Schmidt for all that you do!
    - Rena Z.
    "Throughout our experience with Ast & Schmidt, my husband and I were treated with the utmost respect and compassion."
    Throughout our experience with Ast & Schmidt, my husband and I were treated with the utmost respect and compassion. Whenever there was a question (even during COVID), Rob Schmidt was most accessible and helpful to us during this difficult time. We would recommend them to anybody who is undergoing financial challenges. Everyone associated with the company is attentive and a pleasure to deal with, even regarding the most trivial matters. Certainly, when addressing the complicated issues that arise during legal proceedings, Ast & Schmidt provides seamless and impeccable attention to every detail.
    - Iris G.
    "Hiring this law firm was an excellent choice."
    Hiring this law firm was an excellent choice. Robert and Antoinette were just great. I would recommend them to whomever needs an attorney. They were responsive to my needs and were spot on with their strategy and direction. Look no further.
    - Erin S.
    "100% recommended for any New Jersey resident!"
    I had the pleasure of working with David Ast and his assistant Antoinette. The entire bankruptcy process was explained simply, and all shame was immediately removed. 100% recommended for any New Jersey resident!
    - Sarah F.
    "Highly recommended!"
    They took care of me through both a bankruptcy and home sale. Smart, detailed, professional, as well as personable. What more could you look for? Highly recommended!
    - Eric S.
    "... I couldn't image it going any better...."
    Excellent work. I couldn't image it going any better. Highly recommended.
    - David M.
    "If I could give Robert & Antoinette 10 stars, I would!"
    If I could give Robert & Antoinette 10 stars, I would! They were absolutely wonderful and handled my case with compassion and professionalism. They were able to provide reassurance through out the whole process and kept me in the loop the entire time. If I had a question ... and I had many...I always received a quick response back!!!! I can’t thank you both enough for all your help and guidance through this process.I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend this team.
    - Former Client
    "The services of Ast & Schmidt were excellent and helped me get through a tough time."
    The services of Ast & Schmidt were excellent and helped me get through a tough time. Robert and Antoinette were very responsive to my questions and needs. If you too find yourself requiring assistance in these matters this firm is a great option.
    - Todd C.
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