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Can I stay in my apartment if I am late on my rent and file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case in Kansas or Missouri?

It depends! You may be able to stay in your apartment, but you need to know the risks and your options.  Typically, if you are late paying your rent then your landlord can take you to court and have you evicted.  On top of that — your landlord may get a judgment against you for… Continue Reading

Debtor’s Duties : Part II : Do I Have To List ALL Of My Assets and Liabilities in Kansas?

Yes! When you file your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case in Kansas and/or Missouri you will have to list EVERYTHING! As was discussed in Debtor’s Duties : Part I, Debtors have a responsibility to the Court – such as listing ALL their creditors when filing their bankruptcy case. In this series of blogs,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading