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Telephone Scam Targeting Bankruptcy Filers

warning signIf you have filed for bankruptcy, please read the public notices from the NACBA and the United States Bankruptcy Courts.

Remember at no time during the preparation of your case or after filing your case will your bankruptcy attorney or the attorney’s staff call and request an immediate wire transfer.  Should you receive such a call that appears to come from our office, hang up and call your bankruptcy attorney.  Many times these scammers will call during non-business hours, if that is the case leave a message or send us an email and we will get back with you.  Do not give any of your personal information to an unsolicited telephone caller.

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November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels in Kansas are up for the most part. The exception is for the family household size of… Continue Reading

Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this article really brings home not only the problem our County is facing, but also the fact that something needs to… Continue Reading

Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which will go into effect on June 1, 2014.  The amendment affecting most bankruptcy filers is an increase to the administrative fee assessed at the filing of every bankruptcy case.  The administrative fee will increase to $75.00 for chapter… Continue Reading

Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 20 — Bankruptcy Options Are Available

As a consumer, what Chapter of Bankruptcy is right for you? A Chapter 7? A Chapter 13? A Chapter 20? A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy involves the collection and liquidation of non-exempt assets. The proceeds of the non-exempt assets are distributed to your unsecured creditors. A Trustee will be appointed to your Bankruptcy case to administer… Continue Reading

Chapter 13 Debt Limits

Debtors have the option of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy as long as some qualifications are met.  One of those qualifications is the debtor’s secured and unsecured debt amounts cannot exceed the limits set for a chapter 13.  A chapter 13 is a repayment plan that allows debtors to make monthly payments to the assigned… Continue Reading

April 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels are up across the board in both Kansas and Missouri – no foolin’! Due to these changes,… Continue Reading

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:… Continue Reading