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Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

7, Bankruptcy FAQ|

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?

Bankruptcy FAQ, Exemptions|

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

General Law Blog|

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?

Bankruptcy FAQ, Basics|

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?

Bankruptcy FAQ, Exemptions|

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?

Bankruptcy FAQ, Exemptions|

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 [...]

What Debts Can I Get Rid Of In Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy FAQ, Debts|

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 [...]

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