Debt settlement

Understand your rights. The Bouterie Law Firm will provide you with sensible advice at a very stressful time in your life. Let us put our record of success to work for you.


The Bouterie Law Firm handles three different types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13. We can help you understand your eligibility requirements and the difference in the types of bankruptcy.

There are three main types of bankruptcy. Call The Bouterie Law Firm and set up a consultation if you would like information on any of the following:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can discharge most types of debt with the exception of student loans and child support payments. Often, you are able to keep your primary residence and vehicle.

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

Chapter 12 bankruptcy is for farmers and fishermen.  It can help eliminate farm-related and fishing debts.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often referred to as “wage-earners bankruptcy,” because it involves a debt repayment plan that takes into account what you can afford to repay based off of your monthly income. It can help you keep things like your home and car if you can prove that you can afford to do so.

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, The Bouterie Law Firm can assist you! Contact The Bouterie Law Firm today at 504-279-3303 (Chalmette office) or 985-641-9002 (Slidell office) to set up a free consultation!