Your social security income may be protected from creditors – meaning they cannot garnish your social security check or the bank account that it sits in – if you protect it correctly. The relevant law is a section regarding Old Age, Survivor, and Disability benefits, which contains this language: 42 USC §407 (a) In general: [...]
Times are hard – you’ve lost your job, you got sick, the market still hasn’t turned around – and you have not been able to make your monthly credit card payments. The collection letters come, but you set them to the side. Creditors have been calling, but now you recognize the number and just don’t [...]
Know that there are options available to you -- Overwhelming Debt We all try hard to pay our bills and not spend more than we have. However, sometimes emergencies arise. We need expensive medications. A utility bill is particularly high. A child needs money for a crisis. Paying for these things can cause one to [...]
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 [...]