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Legal Helpers Tip: Missouri has two districts in U.S. bankruptcy court, an eastern district bankruptcy court and a western district bankruptcy court, that can hear bankruptcy pleadings. There are many Missouri bankruptcy lawyers who are familiar with both jurisdictions. It is important to remember that bankruptcy is federal statutory law but states may still pass laws that cover other debtor-creditor issues. Qualified Missouri bankruptcy lawyers will help decipher and utilize this combination of laws to protect the rights of all consumers who need the protection of Chapter 7 or 13 of the federal law. Bankruptcy court judges are charged with implementing the federal statutory laws while considering the state's legal interpretation of other debt-credit areas.