Yearly Archives: 2011

What are the different Chapters of Bankruptcy?

There are several different Chapters of Bankruptcy. Part of the Bankruptcy Information Sheet provided by U.S. Trustee Program explains each as follows: Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep [...]

What Debts Can I Get Rid Of In Bankruptcy?

The U.S. Trustee Program provides a Bankruptcy Information Sheet which gives general information about will happen in a bankruptcy case. In Kansas City, during your 341 meeting of creditors, your Trustee will ask if you have reviewed this sheet. Below is the information they provide regarding: What Is a Bankruptcy Discharge and How Does It [...]

Feel Guilty About Considering Bankruptcy?

So many times we see our bankruptcy clients in anguish over the thought of wiping out their debt.  They feel guilty about walking away from their creditors.  In some cases the dilemma is obvious; the small town doctor who agreed to bill you for your office visits - resulting in a small debt or the [...]

Consumers Beware of Scam for Rental Late Fees

Most consumers remember to lock their doors and windows at night, it is just as important for consumers to protect themselves from fraud.  Criminals can defraud unsuspecting consumers in a moment through mail, email, internet, or the telephone.  It is crucial that consumers remember to safeguard their information and money. The Kansas Attorney General is [...]

State Bankruptcies

The new bail out plan? State unfunded pensions, labor contracts, general obligation bonds – all unsecured debt? The former Speaker of the House is calling for a bill to support state bankruptcies. Should states be able to file bankruptcy? They cannot right now because they are considered sovereign. Proponents of the bill however say that [...]

Is it Time to File for Bankruptcy?

“Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.” Author Unknown. We rang in the New Year about two weeks ago toasting family and friends with hopes of following through on those pesky New Year resolutions.  There is an abundance of advice on how to stick with those resolutions [...]

Atticus Finch — Alive and Well

Last August, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed a resolution to honor ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, the novel by Harper Lee for “the positive role that the book has played in the lives of lawyers, their families and the American public.” But where is Atticus Finch now? Apparently on April 29th you will [...]

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