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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can a Kansas or Missouri Bankruptcy Save My House from Foreclosure?

If you are behind on your home mortgage filing for bankruptcy may give you the ability to save your home.  There are two different chapters of bankruptcy utilized by most consumers – chapter 7 and chapter 13.  An automatic stay will go into effect on the day your case is filed under either chapter, with [...]

Do I Have To List ALL Of My Creditors When I File My Bankruptcy Case?

Yes, you must list ALL of your creditors. Debtor’s Duties : Part I There are many benefits to filing a Chapter7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case – you can stop a garnishment of wages, foreclosure on your home and harassing phone calls from creditors. Not only that, but you can discharge much, if not [...]

If I file bankruptcy will I lose my retirement?

Kansas and Missouri debtors can protect their retirement in bankruptcy   In a chapter 13 bankruptcy you repay your creditors through a 3 or 5 year repayment plan.  The trustee in a chapter 13 case does not look for any of your property that he can sell for the benefit of the creditors, so your [...]

Why Do I Have To Take A Credit Counseling Course Before I File My Bankruptcy?

Credit Counseling Requirements Before Filing For Personal Bankruptcy In Kansas City As part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, before you file for bankruptcy relief, you must take a credit counseling course. This is a onetime class which you may take over the phone, online or in person. The certificate [...]

Can Bankruptcy Stop a Garnishment?

Consumers file bankruptcy for several reasons one of which is to stop a garnishment on their paychecks or bank accounts.  Most consumers file a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, both will give you the protection of the automatic stay.  The automatic stay goes into effect the moment your case is filed.   Repeat filers with [...]

What Is A 341 Meeting Of Creditors And What Can I Expect At My Bankruptcy Hearing?

Expect your Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys to continue to guide you through the Bankruptcy process -- You will be fully prepared to meet with the Kansas Bankruptcy Trustee assigned to your Bankruptcy case! After your bankruptcy case has been electronically filed in Kansas, a 341 meeting (Meeting of Creditors) will be scheduled. This meeting will [...]

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