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Choosing the right bankruptcy law firm

If you are ready for a fresh start through a bankruptcy filing, then choosing the right bankruptcy law firm to represent you is crucial. While the bankruptcy process is very complicated, at Walden & Pfannenstiel, you will have a bankruptcy attorney with you every step of the way; from the initial consultation, document preparation, filing of your case and personal representation at the 341 meeting. Our attorneys take the necessary time to get to know you and your situation – resolving all key issues prior to filing.


Our bankruptcy attorneys are not here to judge you. We believe our bankruptcy clients are strong and courageous, because they choose to handle their financial problems. Bankruptcy can relieve the stress caused by debt. Learn More ->

Chapter 7

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the collection and liquidation of non-exempt assets. The proceeds of the non-exempt assets are distributed to your unsecured creditors. Unlike, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, creditors are paid not by your income but through the value of your non-exempt property. Learn More ->

Chapter 13

A Chapter 13 or “wage-earner” bankruptcy case allows you to pay your creditors through a repayment plan approved by the Court. The Plan in your bankruptcy case will range from 3 – 5 years depending on your income. Learn More ->

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Happy New Year!  Wondering if you can use your tax refunds to help you file for bankruptcy?  Yes!  Contact our office to learn about the best time to file bankruptcy and the Do’s and Don’ts when filing around tax season.


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Meet Our Attorneys

Malissa L. Walden

Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients. Ms. Walden’s main areas of practice include Bankruptcy and Estate Planning.

Casie Pfannenstiel Rodriguez

Casie Pfannenstiel Rodriguez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fort Hays State University; instead of pursuing graduate school she decided to realize her life-long dream of becoming an attorney. Casie’s focus in law school was public service and she carried that focus into her legal career.

Your Connection to Your Case

Three Things You’ll Get When You Hire Walden & Pfannenstiel

Our Pathway

We are passionate about the law and providing successful outcomes for our clients.
Our promise to all our clients is to offer the very best legal advice and to consistently exceed your expectations.


Their is no other set of attorney’s in the KC Metro area that are as organized, professional, helpful, kind, and courteous as Walden and Pfannenstiel. My bankruptcy experience was very smooth. They’re always there to help answer any questions you may have at anytime.


I was having alot of struggles. A friend recommended Malissa it has been a hard road,But with Malissa’s caring help and professional legal advise.She has guided me through the tuff time. Malissa has walked me through all the process even what to expect when we go to court.Even making sure to let me know about parking and cell phone policy in court house.I”m very thankful to have found Malissa, Thanks!

- Kathy R.

My wife and I want to thank you and those people on your staff for the prompt, courteous and professional manner in which you responded to our request for legal services. We sincerely appreciate your efforts on our behalf. Thank you again for your help.


Additional Information

Can I get fired from my job for filing Bankruptcy?

January 31st, 2018|

I'm what? For filing Bankruptcy?? Technically, no. It is not legal for any employer to fire you because you filed for bankruptcy. Doing so would be discrimination. As a matter of fact, depending on which Chapter of Bankruptcy you file -- your employer may never know you have filed. Chapter [...]

Tax Preparation Assistance for 2017 Returns

January 16th, 2018|

Better or worse, it is that time of year again – tax season!  The tax preparation process can seem daunting to many so there are resources available.  It is imperative to file your tax returns. We have countless people who come into our office and believe bankruptcy cannot help them [...]

How Can I Get My Suspended License Back Through Bankruptcy?

December 27th, 2017|

The Law: In 1971 the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Perez v. Campbell stated under 11 U.S.C. 525(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: "if the debt that caused the suspension of the license was discharged in a bankruptcy, then the license reinstatement could not be denied." What does that mean? Only certain [...]