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Can Bankruptcy Stop a Garnishment?

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

What are the different Chapters of Bankruptcy?

There are several different Chapters of Bankruptcy. Part of the Bankruptcy Information Sheet provided by U.S. Trustee Program explains each as follows: Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep [...]

What Debts Can I Get Rid Of In Bankruptcy?

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 [...]

Is it Time to File for Bankruptcy?

“Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.” Author Unknown. We rang in the New Year about two weeks ago toasting family and friends with hopes of following through on those pesky New Year resolutions.  There is an abundance of advice on how to stick with those resolutions [...]

Why is Bankruptcy a Dirty Word?

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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