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Telephone Scam Targeting Bankruptcy Filers

warning signIf 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 call that appears to come from our office, hang up and call your bankruptcy attorney.  Many times these scammers will call during non-business hours, if that is the case leave a message or send us an email and we will get back with you.  Do not give any of your personal information to an unsolicited telephone caller.

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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Reverse Mortgage Scam Causes Seniors to Face Foreclosure and Eviction

Kansas Seniors At Risk Of Facing Foreclosure As Defaults on Reverse Mortgages Hit Record Rates In 2007 I was skeptical, at best, about Reverse Mortgages. As the Elder Law Project Manager for the law firm I worked at I traveled around nine different counties in Kansas and heard countless tells about how people had lost… Continue Reading