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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…

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Chapter 13 Debt Limits

Debtors have the option of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy as long as some qualifications are met.  One of those qualifications is the debtor’s secured and unsecured debt amounts cannot exceed the limits set for a chapter 13.  A chapter 13 is a repayment plan that allows debtors to make monthly payments to the assigned…

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2014 – A New Year and a New Financial You

The 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 2014.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt is keeping these families from enjoying their lives together, because they…

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November 15, 2013 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 15, 2013 the Median Income Levels changed once again. Kansas single filers will see an increase while larger families have taken a hit.  This comes after the Median Income increases…

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Use Your 2013 Tax Refund to Eliminate Your Debt

Tax season will be upon us in a few short months.  Many households anxiously await their 2013 federal and state tax refunds.  Some filers hope to purchase necessities or make a luxury purchase they could not afford without receiving the refund.  Others will decide their refunds will be best spent by catching up on their…

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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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Office Closed July 18th and 19th – Look For Us in Lindsborg, KS

Our office will be closed Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th as our attorneys are attending the annual Kansas Women Attorney Association conference in Lindsborg, Kansas.  This year’s conference theme is Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote “Well behaved women seldom make history.”  Continuing education courses will be offered on at least 18 different subjects!  Our…

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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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Do I automatically become responsible for my spouse’s pre-marital debt once we marry?

What’s Mine is Mine until it becomes Ours when we get married – right? Not necessarily. To some degree you have a choice on how much you decide to co-mingle when you get married. Maybe you will have a His, Her, and Our bank account. Maybe you’ll never get around to adding their name to…

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