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15 05, 2014

Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014

2017-07-17T20:56:40+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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 [...]

15 08, 2013

Medical Debt, Marriage, and Bankruptcy

2017-07-17T20:56:45+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

15 05, 2013

Where is a Kansas Bankruptcy Case Filed?

2017-07-17T20:56:47+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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. [...]

23 09, 2011

Who Is a Bankruptcy Trustee?

2017-07-17T20:57:02+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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, [...]

3 06, 2011

How Many Times Can You File Bankruptcy?

2017-07-17T20:57:05+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

15 04, 2011

Will a Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Report?

2017-07-17T20:57:08+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

28 01, 2011

Consumers Beware of Scam for Rental Late Fees

2017-07-17T20:57:12+00:00 By |General Law Blog|

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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