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408, 2011

Why Do I Have To Take A Credit Counseling Course Before I File My Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy FAQ|

Credit Counseling Requirements Before Filing For Personal Bankruptcy In Kansas City As part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, before you file for bankruptcy relief, you must take a credit counseling course. This is a onetime class which you may take over the phone, online or in person. The certificate [...]

2907, 2011

Can Bankruptcy Stop a Garnishment?

Bankruptcy FAQ|

Consumers file bankruptcy for several reasons one of which is to stop a garnishment on their paychecks or bank accounts.  Most consumers file a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, both will give you the protection of the automatic stay.  The automatic stay goes into effect the moment your case is filed.   Repeat filers with [...]

2507, 2011

What Is A 341 Meeting Of Creditors And What Can I Expect At My Bankruptcy Hearing?

Bankruptcy FAQ|

Expect your Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys to continue to guide you through the Bankruptcy process -- You will be fully prepared to meet with the Kansas Bankruptcy Trustee assigned to your Bankruptcy case! After your bankruptcy case has been electronically filed in Kansas, a 341 meeting (Meeting of Creditors) will be scheduled. This meeting will [...]

2906, 2011

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

Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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, [...]

306, 2011

How Many Times Can You File Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

2505, 2011

In Step In Shape

General Law Blog|

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 [...]

605, 2011

Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

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, [...]

2804, 2011

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

Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

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