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Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some yard work! Together with other members of the Bar over 350 [...]

Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this article really brings home not only the problem our County is facing, but also the fact that something needs to [...]

KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

July 24 - 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us with 25th Anniversary coffee mugs, tying silver ribbons around the downtown trees, and having the Mayor [...]

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 [...]

April 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers

The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels are up across the board in both Kansas and Missouri – no foolin’! Due to these changes, [...]

Is my Social Security Income protected from my Creditors?

Your social security income may be protected from creditors – meaning they cannot garnish your social security check or the bank account that it sits in – if you protect it correctly. The relevant law is a section regarding Old Age, Survivor, and Disability benefits, which contains this language: 42 USC §407 (a) In general: [...]

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 [...]

Stop Collection Calls

YES! It is possible -- When you are unable to make your monthly payments, Creditor calls are going to happen. First you will get a letter from your Creditor saying something airy like “Whoops you missed a payment!” Make your payment, plus late fees and all is well. But another month passes without payment and [...]

KWAA Lindsborg Conference 2013

KANSAS WOMEN ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION Thursday, July 18th We had another great year in Lindsborg. We started our day off hosting the Solo / Small Firm Committee lunch. Fifteen ladies enjoyed a Swedish lunch while discussion Office Efficiency, namely technology. After lunch we headed to Bethany College for registration and our first round of Continuing Legal [...]

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