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Kansas Women Attorneys Lindsborg Conference — Leadership: Charting Our Course 2012

We had a great time at the 23rd Annual Kansas Women Attorneys Conference in Lindsborg this year. The theme was “Leadership: Charting Our Course.” Thursday started with the Solo and Small Firm lunch. After getting registered and settled in to our dorm we got to enjoy the ever famous lemon bars! Our first Plenary Session… Continue Reading

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) needs your compelling student loan debt story!

Have you filed bankruptcy? Is your student loan debt still dragging you down? Share your story! The National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) is interested in hearing from you! The organization has increased its story collection efforts to help bolster their advocacy, legislative and media programs. They are asking for additional borrower anecdotes for use… Continue Reading

Median Income Levels Increase Making Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy More Obtainable In Kansas And Missouri

What does a rise in Median Income Levels mean to you? Starting May 1, 2012 the Median Income Levels went up in Kansas and Missouri. In addition the IRS National Standard Deductions changed. If you have been considering filing for Bankruptcy this means that you may be more likely to qualify for a Chapter 7… Continue Reading

Second Annual Food From The Bar Campaign Kickoff Starts Today In Kansas & Missouri!

  YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONSED TO JOIN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY IN PARTICIPATING IN THE DONATE CANNED GOODS, CEREALS, PEANUT BUTTER, OR CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO: Community and Family Support Services, Inc. (“CFSS,Inc”) Failure to respond will result in 1 in 4 children continuing to go hungry, elderly and families remaining in need, and our local… Continue Reading

Can I stay in my apartment if I am late on my rent and file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case in Kansas or Missouri?

It depends! You may be able to stay in your apartment, but you need to know the risks and your options.  Typically, if you are late paying your rent then your landlord can take you to court and have you evicted.  On top of that — your landlord may get a judgment against you for… Continue Reading

Should I file Bankruptcy in Kansas or Missouri before or after my car is repoed?

You may file your bankruptcy case before your car is repossessed or you can chose to wait until the creditor repossess your car to file your case. The first thing to do would be to speak with a Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorney to determine which Chapter of Bankruptcy you will qualify for and if Bankruptcy… Continue Reading

Is there a reason my credit card debt would not be discharged if I file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kansas?

Credit card debt is usually discharged in bankruptcy. Apparently there is a rumor or a misunderstanding regarding credit card debt and the ability to discharge it through a bankruptcy filing. None of what I have heard is based in truth. That is why it is so important to speak with and experienced Kansas City Bankruptcy… Continue Reading

My ex-spouse filed for bankruptcy in Kansas and I was not listed as a creditor but Chid Support Enforcement (CSE) was — will I get the child support arrears owed to me?

There are certain debts that are not dischargeable in either a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case. Child support is one of them. So, you will get any arrears owed to you; however, the method may vary. Typically a Creditor must file a Proof of Claim  in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case in… Continue Reading