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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 are so consumed with financial worries.  If you are struggling with debt, our bankruptcy attorneys help Kansas and Missouri residents file for bankruptcy in Kansas City to eliminate their debt and begin living lives without financial stress.

If you are worried about your financial situation, the New Year is a perfect time to consider your bankruptcy options.  Debtors are able to pay their bankruptcy attorney fees and filing fee with their tax refunds before their cases are filed.  Your 2014 tax refund could wipe out your debt, so you can have a happier 2015 with your family.

Most debtors file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, our attorneys can meet with you during a free in office consultation to discuss your bankruptcy options.  A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows debtors to wipe out their credit card debt, medical debt, repossessions, garnishments, foreclosures, and collection judgments.  If a debtor wishes to walk away from a car loan or mortgage, they can do so with a Chapter 7.  A Chapter 13 allows debtors to catch-up on their past due mortgage or car loan payments over the course of either 3 – 5 years.  Our experienced bankruptcy attorneys will let you know which chapter is available to you and best for your situation.

If you are unable to pay off all your unsecured debt with your 2014 tax refunds, you may want to consider your bankruptcy options and learn how you can live debt free in 2015.  Use your tax refund to eliminate your debt and stress.  Call our Kansas bankruptcy attorneys to arrange for a free in office bankruptcy consultation to receive answers to your bankruptcy questions.


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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading