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Get The Answers You Need Now! Our Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Provide Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Chapter 7 Bankruptcy And Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Questions! Find Out If Filing For Bankruptcy In Kansas or Missouri Will Provide You With the Debt Relief You Seek.

Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?

We are often asked by clients if they will ever be able to buy a home if they file for bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy offers consumers a fresh start, meaning most consumers will walk away from all their unsecured debt like credit cards, medical debt, car repossessions, foreclosures, and collection judgments.  The cost of this fresh start…

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Is my Social Security Income protected from my Creditors?

Your social security income may be protected from creditors – meaning they cannot garnish your social security check or the bank account that it sits in – if you protect it correctly. The relevant law is a section regarding Old Age, Survivor, and Disability benefits, which contains this language: 42 USC §407 (a) In general:…

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Use Your 2013 Tax Refund to Eliminate Your Debt

Tax season will be upon us in a few short months.  Many households anxiously await their 2013 federal and state tax refunds.  Some filers hope to purchase necessities or make a luxury purchase they could not afford without receiving the refund.  Others will decide their refunds will be best spent by catching up on their…

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Pre-petition vs. Post-petition Debt

What does Pre-petition vs. Post-petition debt mean in a Bankruptcy? Pre-petition debt is all debt that you have incurred prior to your bankruptcy case being filed. You must list all of your Creditors and debt when you file bankruptcy. Pre-petition debt is the debt that we are expecting to be discharged as part of your…

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Medical Debt, Marriage, and Bankruptcy

When people think about the debt listed on their credit reports and how the debt is affecting their credit scores, most are probably thinking of credit card debt.  However, medical debt is a huge issue for people trying to make ends meet.  Medical debt is not immediately reported on credit reports, until it has been…

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Can you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with perfect credit?

Yes. Your credit history does not influence your ability to qualify for Bankruptcy. There are no rules or requirements related to your credit you must meet when filing for bankruptcy. You do not need to be behind on your bills or ever missed a single payment. I think this is a common myth in Bankruptcy…

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Do I automatically become responsible for my spouse’s pre-marital debt once we marry?

What’s Mine is Mine until it becomes Ours when we get married – right? Not necessarily. To some degree you have a choice on how much you decide to co-mingle when you get married. Maybe you will have a His, Her, and Our bank account. Maybe you’ll never get around to adding their name to…

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Where is a Kansas Bankruptcy Case Filed?

Bankruptcy cases are filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which is a division of the Federal District Courts.  Divorce, collection, probate and similar cases are filed in one of the 31 Kansas District Courts located sporadically throughout Kansas.  The three Kansas Federal Courthouses, which contain the bankruptcy courts, are located in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita….

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Can I Qualify for Student Loans After Bankruptcy?

Kansas Bankruptcy Filers Continue Their Educations We are often asked whether filing for bankruptcy will affect a student’s college or graduate financial aid opportunities.  Bankruptcy filers will qualify for some student loans and may struggle to be approved for other loans. Federal loans consisting of Stafford and Perkins loans are awarded based on need and…

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Can I Discharge My Traffic Tickets If I File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Kansas?

The simple answer is no, but read on. Although Chapter 7 bankruptcy often discharges many types of debts and helps people gain a fresh start. There is a limited list of debts that cannot be discharged. The non-payment of these debts is typically thought of not to be in the general public’s best interest. They…

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