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Will the Trustee Come Into My Home if I File Bankruptcy in Kansas City?

Many of our clients want to know when the trustee will come to their home to look over their property.  Debtors filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy are anticipating the trustee walking through their homes to determine what property will be sold during the course of their case.  Our clients are relieved to know that the [...]

Telephone Scam Targeting Bankruptcy Filers

If you have filed for bankruptcy, please read the public notices from the NACBA and the United States Bankruptcy Courts. Remember at no time during the preparation of your case or after filing your case will your bankruptcy attorney or the attorney’s staff call and request an immediate wire transfer.  Should you receive such a [...]

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 [...]

2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Results

In April we, once again, participated in the annual Food From The Bar Campaign. This statewide food drive is organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to encourage the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. This year we raised donations for the Cross-Lines Community Food Pantry. There were also two exciting additions to the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kansas Order for a Hearing in Aid in Execution of Judgment

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can I Get a Car Loan After Bankruptcy?

Many people recognize the need for a change in their financial lives.  For many households filing bankruptcy is the necessary change to allow for a future free of debt.  However, many people are afraid that once they file for bankruptcy they will never be approved for a car loan and this fear leads them away [...]

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