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2013: Bankruptcy Filings Drop — Kansas Bankruptcy Trends By County

The total number of Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year 2013—the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013—totaled 1,107,699. Based on these numbers, total filings have gone down by 12% since fiscal year 2012. These statistics were released  by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. As you can see by the below…

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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…

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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…

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Garnishments in Kansas

Kansas garnishment is a procedure whereby the wages, money or intangible property of a person can be seized or attached pursuant to an order of garnishment issued by the court.  An order of garnishment follows a judgment in most cases.  Creditors do have the option of requesting Kansas courts to issue a garnishment before a…

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Can I Qualify for Student Loans After Bankruptcy?

Kansas Bankruptcy Filers Continue Their Educations We are often asked whether filing for bankruptcy will affect a student’s college or graduate financial aid opportunities.  Bankruptcy filers will qualify for some student loans and may struggle to be approved for other loans. Federal loans consisting of Stafford and Perkins loans are awarded based on need and…

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Is My Car Loan Discharged in a Kansas Bankruptcy Case?

Many people who come to visit with us about filing for bankruptcy have car loans.  One of the most common questions from people is whether their car loan will be discharged in their bankruptcy case.  Car loans are treated differently depending on what kind of bankruptcy you file. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is open for…

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Kansas Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Median Income Levels Decrease, Missouri Varies Depending On Family Size

What does a change in Median Income Levels mean to you? As of November 1, 2012 the Median Income Levels are back down in Kansas. This comes after the Median Income rise we saw in May 1, 2012. In Missouri, the Median Income change reflects a decrease except for larger families. Despite the decreases, these…

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Can I represent myself in a bankruptcy case or do I need to hire a Kansas Bankruptcy Attorney?

We get this question a lot. We know that funds are already tight — that’s why you are considering bankruptcy. So, do you really need to come up with extra money to hire a Kansas Bankruptcy Attorney or can you go it alone? Legally, you can file any case you want to on your own…

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Kansas Women Attorneys Lindsborg Conference — Leadership: Charting Our Course 2012

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…

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What Should I Do If A Creditor Or Collection Agency Starts Calling Me?

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…

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This website’s information should not be construed as formal legal advice or the formation of an attorney /client relationship. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. As KC Bankruptcy Attorneys we are a debt relief agency proudly helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code throughout the Kansas City and Missouri Metropolitan Area, including — but not limited to, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Miami, Franklin, Douglas, Doniphan, Brown, Jackson, Jefferson, Shawnee, Osage, Coffey, Anderson, Linn, Allen, Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Neosho, Woodson, Wilson, Montgomery, Platte, Clay, Jackson, Cass, Bates, Vernon, Barton, and Jasper County.

Kansas City, Lenexa, Shawnee, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner, Prairie Village, Spring Hill, Piper, Bonner Springs, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Leavenworth, Paola, Louisburg, Ottawa, Lawrence, Eudora, La Cygne, Pittsburg, Fort Scott, Arma, Girard, Parsons, Joplin, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Raytown, and St. Joesph are representative cities that our Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys serve.