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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 [...]

Medical Debt, Marriage, and Bankruptcy

When people think about the debt listed on their credit reports and how the debt is affecting their credit scores, most are probably thinking of credit card debt.  However, medical debt is a huge issue for people trying to make ends meet.  Medical debt is not immediately reported on credit reports, until it has been [...]

Where is a Kansas Bankruptcy Case Filed?

Bankruptcy cases are filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which is a division of the Federal District Courts.  Divorce, collection, probate and similar cases are filed in one of the 31 Kansas District Courts located sporadically throughout Kansas.  The three Kansas Federal Courthouses, which contain the bankruptcy courts, are located in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita. [...]

Will a Kansas Bankruptcy Help If I am a Cosigner on Debts?

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 [...]

Who Is a Bankruptcy Trustee?

Bankruptcy cases are overseen by the U.S. Trustee Program, which is a part of the Department of Justice.  The U.S. Trustee program oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases throughout the United States.  The states are divided into 21 regions.  The state of Kansas is included in Region 20, with the regional office located in Wichita, [...]

How Many Times Can You File Bankruptcy?

There are two chapters of bankruptcy most often used by consumers, chapter 7 and chapter 13.  When you can file another bankruptcy case and receive a discharge of your debts depends on what chapter you last filed and when you filed. If you received a discharge in a chapter 7 case filed: Within the last [...]

Will a Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Report?

A bankruptcy case will be reported under the public record section of your credit report. This same section of your credit report is where court cases involving creditor judgments are also listed. A bankruptcy case will be reported in the public records section for 7-10 years depending on the bankruptcy case filed. Chapter 13 bankruptcy [...]

Consumers Beware of Scam for Rental Late Fees

Most consumers remember to lock their doors and windows at night, it is just as important for consumers to protect themselves from fraud.  Criminals can defraud unsuspecting consumers in a moment through mail, email, internet, or the telephone.  It is crucial that consumers remember to safeguard their information and money. The Kansas Attorney General is [...]

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