Missouri

Will a Kansas Bankruptcy Help If I am a Cosigner on Debts?

If you have agreed to co-sign on a debt with a friend, partner, relative, or ex-spouse you may be in an unfortunate situation if the other person has stopped paying on the debt.  When you co-sign for a loan you are as liable for the resulting debt as the person you are helping out. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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