Bankruptcy

How Can I Get My Suspended License Back Through Bankruptcy?

The Law: In 1971 the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Perez v. Campbell stated under 11 U.S.C. 525(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: "if the debt that caused the suspension of the license was discharged in a bankruptcy, then the license reinstatement could not be denied." What does that mean? Only certain debts can be discharged under [...]

Will the Trustee Come Into My Home if I File Bankruptcy in Kansas City?

Many of our clients want to know when the trustee will come to their home to look over their property.  Debtors filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy are anticipating the trustee walking through their homes to determine what property will be sold during the course of their case.  Our clients are relieved to know that the [...]

Telephone Scam Targeting Bankruptcy Filers

If 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 [...]

Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt is keeping these families from enjoying their lives together, because they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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