Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Median Income Update 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 tomorrow, May 1, 2013, the Median Income Levels are changing once again. They are back up in Kansas. This comes after the Median Income decrease we saw on November 1, 2012. [...]

Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase Effective November 1, 2011

The Judicial Conference of the United States Bankruptcy Court has announced an increase in bankruptcy filing fees effective November 1, 2011.  The filing fees are paid directly to the court usually in full at the time a debtor’s case is filed.  The filing fee for a chapter 7 bankruptcy case will increase from $299.00 to [...]

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

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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