We had a great time at the 23rd Annual Kansas Women Attorneys Conference in Lindsborg this year. The theme was “Leadership: Charting Our Course.” Thursday started with the Solo and Small Firm lunch. After getting registered and settled in to our dorm we got to enjoy the ever famous lemon bars! Our first Plenary Session [...]
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) needs your compelling student loan debt story!
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 [...]
Median Income Levels Increase Making Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy More Obtainable In Kansas And Missouri
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 [...]
If you have agreed to co-sign on a debt with a friend, partner, relative, or ex-spouse you may be in an unfortunate situation if the other person has stopped paying on the debt. When you co-sign for a loan you are as liable for the resulting debt as the person you are helping out. The [...]
Can I stay in my apartment if I am late on my rent and file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case in Kansas or Missouri?
It depends! You may be able to stay in your apartment, but you need to know the risks and your options. Typically, if you are late paying your rent then your landlord can take you to court and have you evicted. On top of that -- your landlord may get a judgment against you for [...]
If you are behind on your home mortgage filing for bankruptcy may give you the ability to save your home. There are two different chapters of bankruptcy utilized by most consumers – chapter 7 and chapter 13. An automatic stay will go into effect on the day your case is filed under either chapter, with [...]
Yes! When you file your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case in Kansas and/or Missouri you will have to list EVERYTHING! As was discussed in Debtor’s Duties : Part I, Debtors have a responsibility to the Court – such as listing ALL their creditors when filing their bankruptcy case. In this series of blogs, [...]
The Judicial Conference of the United States Bankruptcy Court has announced an increase in bankruptcy filing fees effective November 1, 2011. The filing fees are paid directly to the court usually in full at the time a debtor’s case is filed. The filing fee for a chapter 7 bankruptcy case will increase from $299.00 to [...]
Yes, you must list ALL of your creditors. Debtor’s Duties : Part I There are many benefits to filing a Chapter7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case – you can stop a garnishment of wages, foreclosure on your home and harassing phone calls from creditors. Not only that, but you can discharge much, if not [...]
Kansas and Missouri debtors can protect their retirement in bankruptcy In a chapter 13 bankruptcy you repay your creditors through a 3 or 5 year repayment plan. The trustee in a chapter 13 case does not look for any of your property that he can sell for the benefit of the creditors, so your [...]