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The Law Office of Attorneys Joe and Jovanna Bearden – Butler, Missouri’s #1 Bankruptcy Lawyers

When choosing a bankruptcy attorney it is important to consider the commitment of the lawyer. We are licensed Missouri Bankruptcy Attorneys and take very seriously the legal needs of all Missourians.

This website contains information regarding Missouri bankruptcy law and will assist the reader in determining if they can and/or should file bankruptcy.

This site will give information on the bankruptcy process in general and to help assessment of an individual or family’s financial situation if bankruptcy or an alternative plan would be best suited to their needs.

Community Services

Community service is a non-paying job performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions. Performing community service is not the same as volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis. It may be performed for a variety of reasons.

Health Projects and Research Funds

Health Projects and Research Fund is a philanthropic grants initiative for improving care and treatment for people with health problem and illnesses. Hospitals and research organizations can apply for this grant.

Pro Bono

Pro bono publico (English: for the public good; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment. Unlike traditional volunteerism, it is service that uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.


Our Company is very serious about environmental issues. We use Eco-friendly materials in our company. Creating a safe and clean earth is our priority. We offer grants to environmental projects.

Areas of Practices

In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits.

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Bankruptcy is a legal process through which people or other entities who cannot repay debts to creditors may seek relief from some or all of their debts.

debt collection defense

Debt Collection Defense

If the collector or debt buyer can’t prove it owns the debt, you might have a defense to a collection lawsuit.

criminal defense

Criminal Defense

When the state takes you to court and threatens to imprison you, the stakes are high. Don’t leave your defense to chance!

traffic law

Traffic Law

When you are faced with a traffic charge or other minor violations, a good local attorney can often negotiate a deal which will keep your record clean.

wills and estates

Wills and Estate Planning

Protecting your legacy requires your careful attention.

general missouri law practice

General Practice

Bearden law handles a variety of legal challenges for all kinds of people.

Our Clients

This is just a small example of some you might know.