The top choice for bankruptcy advice in the Merrimack Valley — help is just a phone call away!


If true financial independence is on your wish list for the summer of 2014, congratulations. There is no better way to start over than by shedding the crushing weight of credit card debt, medical bills, job loss, or real-estate that’s gone sour!

There aren’t many guarantees in the legal world, but here’s one I feel good about making: if you come in for a bankruptcy case this summer, by the time the summer is over (September 22nd for those counting), you will have your financial independence back again. The bill collectors will have stopped calling, the lawsuits will be done with, the foreclosure halted, and the bankruptcy process itself will be largely behind you. And through it all you will have an attorney who you can always call with questions, instead of second-guessing yourself for going it alone.

Douglas J. Beaton

A fresh start. A new beginning. A do-over. It’s a great idea, it’s what everyone wants, but you may need some help to make it come to fruition. That’s where I come in. My name is Doug Beaton, and this is my twentieth year as one of the top consumer bankruptcy attorneys in the Merrimack Valley area.

If you think that a bankruptcy case is your best way out of a financial mess, and you are resolved to do something about it, you may be right. But bankruptcy law can be a thicket, too — not the type of thing you’d feel comfortable fooling with on your own.

There are a couple of things you can do to get the information you need. First, poke around this site and learn a little about the bankruptcy code — there are more than 500 articles on bankruptcy here which you can read just by clicking on the Bankruptcy Topics link — or by typing a few words in to the search box at the right.

Then, if you want more specific information, or if you are bound and determined to just get started on filing you case, just give me a call at my office — (978) 975 – 2608. I’ll help answer your questions over the phone, and give you a free in-person consultation at my office on Route 114 in North Andover as well. I’m even willing to discuss most people’s favorite bankruptcy question — “what’s it going to cost?”


I take pride in running one of the best consumer bankruptcy law firms in our corner of the Merrimack Valley area, roughly from North Andover, through Lawrence, Methuen, Dracut, and Haverhill, and on up into Salem, Derry, and Plaistow, New Hampshire. At my firm there is little waiting; you will get prompt appointments, and I file your case quickly when it is ready. I talk to my clients in plain ordinary language, and you will ALWAYS get your legal information from me, myself — a licensed attorney with twenty years of bankruptcy experience — not some assistant assigned to placate you.

The next step is for you to call 978-975-2608 for a consultation. Or you can fill out the contact box at the right for a valuable, no-obligation, no-charge, bankruptcy consultation.

If you are interested in meeting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney near Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill, North Andover, Dracut, or southern New Hampshire who will answer your questions in plain English without pulling punches, then I am your choice. I can bring you peace of mind, and stop all the noise.

Together, lets make the summer of 2014 the time for your fresh start!