Bankruptcy Law Blog

20 05, 2012

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

2017-07-17T20:56:52+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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 [...]

2 05, 2012

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

2017-07-17T20:56:52+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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 [...]

29 06, 2011

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

2017-07-17T20:57:05+00:00 By |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, [...]

21 01, 2011

State Bankruptcies

2017-07-17T20:57:12+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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 [...]

22 12, 2010

Retirement and Bankruptcy

2017-07-17T20:57:13+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

Filing bankruptcy in retirement may not be such a bad idea by Cindy Perman, CNBC.com, is a good read for today’s retired population and their families.  The article discusses the financial struggles retirees are experiencing due to poor insurance coverage, rising medical expenses, and inadequate living adjustments in Social Security, pensions, and retirement accounts. Family [...]

9 12, 2010

Why is Bankruptcy a Dirty Word?

2017-07-17T20:57:13+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

A local news channel, KCTV 5, was interviewing a woman who had filed bankruptcy in a piece titled Bankruptcy a Blessing? The woman stated, “Bankruptcy is a dirty word. But, it saved our lives, it really did.” I was amazed that this woman was so relieved, yet refused to have her face shown during the [...]

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