Ashley Belleau is a partner in the New Orleans office of Montgomery Barnett. She... more
Ashley Belleau is a partner in the New Orleans office of Montgomery Barnett. She currently serves as the firm's Deputy Loss Prevention Counsel and Marketing Committee Chair. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Ms. Belleau received her B.A. from Newcomb College in 1980 and her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1984. Upon graduating from Tulane University School of Law, she clerked in the Eas... view profile
I spent the first 24 years of my life as an attorney representing financial... more
I spent the first 24 years of my life as an attorney representing financial institutions collecting both retail and commercial debt. Along the way, I have developed a thorough knowledge of the collection process which includes the sometimes inevitable bankruptcy. I have also learned a degree of compassion which is often necessary to strike a fair deal for both parties. It is a matter of knowin... view profile
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or professional debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.