In these tough times, many good people and their families find themselves in tough financial situations. Whether you’ve been laid off or underemployed or simply have overextended yourself because of medical bills or credit card debt, we can help.

The attorneys of Schmidt, Whitten and Whitten have helped thousands of individuals and families find relief from overwhelming debt. We can STOP the harassing phone calls. We may even be able to STOP wage garnishments, foreclosures and repossessions.

If you are suffering from the pressure and stress of unpaid bills and feel as if you have no where to turn you are not alone and YOU DO HAVE OPTIONS!

Call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to learn how we can help you and your family find relief from debt.

Bankruptcy is a legal procedure that provides relief to individuals and businesses in serious financial trouble and, to the extent possible, protects their creditors as well.

Generally, the bankruptcy process assesses the debtor’s assets and liabilities and provides a structure within which the debtor is allowed to keep some, and in most cases, all property and ordered to satisfy as many eligible debts as possible, according to an order of priority established by law. Remaining debts are discharged, except those of certain types, like domestic support orders, debt obtained by fraud and most tax debt.



Stacey Whitten is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana. Stacey grew up in the town of Hobart and attended Andrean High School and Indiana University. Stacey Continued her education and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. Stacey is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana.

Attorney Whitten is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Indiana. Besides her private practice of law, Stacey is the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hobart. Stacey is also a former public defender for City of Hobart and former trial attorney.

Stacey has spent the last five years at Whitten and Whitten focusing primarily on the practice of Bankruptcy Law. (Chapters 7 and 13).

Stacey is very dedicated to her clients and their financial well being as well as their peace of mind. Stacey treats every one of her clients as an individual and not as a case number.


Attorney Dan Whitten grew up in the city of Portage and has spent his life in Northwest Indiana. After service in the Army and several years as a Police Officer, Dan returned to school and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Dan has spent the last decade focusing primarily on the practice of bankruptcy law. Dan has filed thousands of bankruptcies for individuals in the State of Indiana and still treats every client as an individual.

Attorney Whitten understands that just as every person is different, every bankruptcy is different. Dan gives the personal attention that every case not only needs, but deserves. Dan makes himself available for weekend appointments and every first consultation is always free.

Apart from the practice of bankruptcy law, Dan also currently serves on the Porter County Council as an At Large Council Member, as well as serving as a Crown Point Public Defender and as Attorney for the River Forest School Board.

Dan also is on the board of the Portage YMCA as well as the Porter County Agency for the Aging and Community Services.


A skilled and experienced attorney with over 25 years of professional legal experience, Mr. Schmidt has the knowledge and the expertise to handle your case in a range of areas such as repossessions, foreclosures, stopping harassment by phone and saving assets. His primary areas of focus are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, and his experience over the years has helped many clients get their lives back on track with dignity.

As an attorney who has been in the legal system for over two decades, Mr. Schmidt is the lawyer to turn to when you need help that is honest, truthful and helpful. He is a thorough professional who is skilled at handling cases that may seem impossible to win. With Mr. Schmidt at your side, you can be sure that an expert who has seen it all is handling your case.

Kevin is a graduate of Notre Dame University and Valparaiso University School of Law.