Yearly Archives: 2011

Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop

I enjoyed presenting yesterday at the National Business Institute's Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop. We covered a lot of information about bankruptcy in a short number of hours. I really appreciated all of the questions and discussions posed by the Attendees! I spoke on Consumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals: The basics of Chapter 7, 11, [...]

How Many Times Can You File Bankruptcy?

There are two chapters of bankruptcy most often used by consumers, chapter 7 and chapter 13.  When you can file another bankruptcy case and receive a discharge of your debts depends on what chapter you last filed and when you filed. If you received a discharge in a chapter 7 case filed: Within the last [...]

In Step In Shape

We had a wonderful time yesterday at In Step In Shape Walk & Expo hosted by the Johnson County Parks and Rec 50+ department.  The event took place at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in their lovely Heritage Center.  Tim Talbott presented a wonderful historical interpretation and video covering the history of the Mahaffie [...]

Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

The two chapters of bankruptcy utilized by most consumers are chapter 7 or chapter 13.    A case filed under chapter 7 will be a shorter case, where the trustee assigned is looking for nonexempt property to sell for the benefit of the creditors.  A case filed under chapter 13 will be open for 3-5 years, [...]

Will the Trustee take all of my tools if I file Bankruptcy?

Or can I exempt them as Tools of the Trade? Under the Kansas bankruptcy exemption statute, every person is entitled to claim “books, documents, furniture, instruments, tools, implements and equipment, breeding stock, seed grain . . . reasonably necessary in carrying on the person’s profession, trade, business or occupation.” To determine if your property can [...]

Food From The Bar Campaign Kickoff

Women Attorneys Encourage Community to Fight Hunger What do you call hundreds of Kansas' most prominent lawyers helping local food pantries? FOOD FROM THE BAR! The Kansas Women Attorneys Association has organized the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas with a statewide food drive. We kickoff the food drive TODAY, April 18 and it [...]

Will a Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Report?

A bankruptcy case will be reported under the public record section of your credit report. This same section of your credit report is where court cases involving creditor judgments are also listed. A bankruptcy case will be reported in the public records section for 7-10 years depending on the bankruptcy case filed. Chapter 13 bankruptcy [...]

Can I keep my car if I file Bankruptcy?

You can keep all personal property that is exempt. Under statute, every person residing in Kansas shall have exempt from seizure and sale upon any attachment, execution or other process issued from any court in this state certain personal property. Fortunately, Kansas exemptions are quite gracious so there is a good chance you may keep [...]

If I file bankruptcy can I keep my house?

When you file for bankruptcy any property you own will be classified as exempt property or non-exempt property.  Exempt property is safe during the bankruptcy.  Non-exempt property can be sold for the benefit of your creditors.  Each state is allowed to decide what exemptions are available to their residents. In Kansas, a Kansas resident is [...]

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