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Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase Effective November 1, 2011

The Judicial Conference of the United States Bankruptcy Court has announced an increase in bankruptcy filing fees effective November 1, 2011.  The filing fees are paid directly to the court usually in full at the time a debtor’s case is filed.  The filing fee for a chapter 7 bankruptcy case will increase from $299.00 to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In Step In Shape

We had a wonderful time yesterday at In Step In Shape Walk & Expo hosted by the Johnson County Parks and Rec 50+ department.  The event took place at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in their lovely Heritage Center.  Tim Talbott presented a wonderful historical interpretation and video covering the history of the Mahaffie [...]

Can I keep my car if I file Bankruptcy?

You can keep all personal property that is exempt. Under statute, every person residing in Kansas shall have exempt from seizure and sale upon any attachment, execution or other process issued from any court in this state certain personal property. Fortunately, Kansas exemptions are quite gracious so there is a good chance you may keep [...]

If I file bankruptcy can I keep my house?

When you file for bankruptcy any property you own will be classified as exempt property or non-exempt property.  Exempt property is safe during the bankruptcy.  Non-exempt property can be sold for the benefit of your creditors.  Each state is allowed to decide what exemptions are available to their residents. In Kansas, a Kansas resident is [...]

What are the different Chapters of Bankruptcy?

There are several different Chapters of Bankruptcy. Part of the Bankruptcy Information Sheet provided by U.S. Trustee Program explains each as follows: Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep [...]

What Debts Can I Get Rid Of In Bankruptcy?

The U.S. Trustee Program provides a Bankruptcy Information Sheet which gives general information about will happen in a bankruptcy case. In Kansas City, during your 341 meeting of creditors, your Trustee will ask if you have reviewed this sheet. Below is the information they provide regarding: What Is a Bankruptcy Discharge and How Does It [...]

Why is Bankruptcy a Dirty Word?

A local news channel, KCTV 5, was interviewing a woman who had filed bankruptcy in a piece titled Bankruptcy a Blessing? The woman stated, “Bankruptcy is a dirty word. But, it saved our lives, it really did.” I was amazed that this woman was so relieved, yet refused to have her face shown during the [...]

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