chapter 7

Bankruptcy knowledge also means: Knowing What Not to Do

Bankruptcy can offer debtors a fresh start.  It can allow budgets to work again and for debtors to regain a sense of calm in their lives.  We want our clients’ cases and experience with the bankruptcy court to go as smoothly as possible. Here are some examples of what people who are considering filing for [...]

April 1, 2016 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, 2016 the Median Income Levels changed once again. Median income levels in Kansas and Missouri are up across the board! If your income has been on the border in [...]

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 [...]

What is a Proof of Claim in a Bankruptcy case?

A proof of claim is a document normally filled out and filed by a creditor in either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  The proof of claim is a form document that is sent to every creditor listed in your case.  The document is also available online at United States Courts website.  The form [...]

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 [...]

Bankruptcy Median Income Update for Kansas and Missouri

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of tomorrow, May 1, 2013, the Median Income Levels are changing once again. They are back up in Kansas. This comes after the Median Income decrease we saw on November 1, 2012. [...]

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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