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Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 20 — Bankruptcy Options Are Available

As a consumer, what Chapter of Bankruptcy is right for you? A Chapter 7? A Chapter 13? A Chapter 20? 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. A Trustee will be appointed to your Bankruptcy case to administer… Continue Reading

April 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels are up across the board in both Kansas and Missouri – no foolin’! Due to these changes,… Continue Reading

2013: Bankruptcy Filings Drop — Kansas Bankruptcy Trends By County

The total number of Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year 2013—the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013—totaled 1,107,699. Based on these numbers, total filings have gone down by 12% since fiscal year 2012. These statistics were released  by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. As you can see by the below… Continue Reading

Is my Social Security Income protected from my Creditors?

Your social security income may be protected from creditors – meaning they cannot garnish your social security check or the bank account that it sits in – if you protect it correctly. The relevant law is a section regarding Old Age, Survivor, and Disability benefits, which contains this language: 42 USC §407 (a) In general:… Continue Reading

November 15, 2013 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 15, 2013 the Median Income Levels changed once again. Kansas single filers will see an increase while larger families have taken a hit.  This comes after the Median Income increases… Continue Reading

Stop Collection Calls

YES! It is possible — When you are unable to make your monthly payments, Creditor calls are going to happen. First you will get a letter from your Creditor saying something airy like “Whoops you missed a payment!” Make your payment, plus late fees and all is well. But another month passes without payment and… Continue Reading

KWAA Lindsborg Conference 2013

KANSAS WOMEN ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION Thursday, July 18th We had another great year in Lindsborg. We started our day off hosting the Solo / Small Firm Committee lunch. Fifteen ladies enjoyed a Swedish lunch while discussion Office Efficiency, namely technology. After lunch we headed to Bethany College for registration and our first round of Continuing Legal… Continue Reading