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29 07, 2011

Can Bankruptcy Stop a Garnishment?

2017-07-17T20:57:04+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

25 07, 2011

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

2017-07-17T20:57:04+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

25 05, 2011

In Step In Shape

2017-07-17T20:57:06+00:00 By |General Law Blog|

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 [...]

14 04, 2011

Can I keep my car if I file Bankruptcy?

2017-07-17T20:57:09+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

7 04, 2011

If I file bankruptcy can I keep my house?

2017-07-17T20:57:10+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

31 03, 2011

What are the different Chapters of Bankruptcy?

2017-07-17T20:57:10+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

25 03, 2011

What Debts Can I Get Rid Of In Bankruptcy?

2017-07-17T20:57:11+00:00 By |Bankruptcy FAQ|

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 [...]

9 12, 2010

Why is Bankruptcy a Dirty Word?

2017-07-17T20:57:13+00:00 By |Bankruptcy Law Blog|

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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