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Reaffirming Car Loans in Chapter 7

Chapter 7 bankruptcy makes the debtor (you) no longer liable for dischargeable debts. A Chapter 7 wipes out credit card, medical, utility, and even car loan debt. If you

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Social Media Accounts

Disclosure in Bankruptcy You have an obligation to be truthful in your bankruptcy schedules and your dealings with the court.  You should always notify your

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Bar Fights and Bankruptcy

Personal injury judgment arising from barfight determined non-dischargeable by 10th Circuit BAP.  One of the newest 10th Circuit BAP opinions discusses the standards for non-dischargeabilty of a personal injury claim arising from a bar fight. The

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Tools of the Trade

Can I keep my tools and equipment I use in my business?  For self-employed individuals or individuals that own their own tools for work may

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Fifth Amendment and Bankruptcy

The Bankruptcy Code’s policy requires a full disclosure of an individual’s finances. The debtor agrees to lay out their financial history to the court, the

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Employment of Professionals

Employment of Professionals for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Employment Claims  Is there a bankruptcy?  If you are a practitioner in any area of the law

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Adequate Protection

What is adequate protection?  Adequate protection is the right of a secured creditor to receive protection against the decreased value of their interest in the property while the

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Current bankruptcy trustees in Kansas

One of the key people in bankruptcy is the bankruptcy Trustee. The United States Trustees at the Justice Department appoint and supervise private trustees who administer bankruptcy estates throughout

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Pets in Bankruptcy

What happens to pets in bankruptcy?  When you file a bankruptcy you must list all property you own in your schedules.  Out of all the questions

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Death During Bankruptcy

What happens if a person files bankruptcy but dies before receiving their discharge? When a person dies, their heirs generally are not responsible for paying the decedents debts. Rather, the

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Going to Court in Bankruptcy

Every debtor that files a bankruptcy must make one court appearance where they attend their meeting of creditors, also called a 341 meeting. However, in

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Cross Collateralization Agreements

The Cross-collateralization clause-found in many credit union agreements  Cross collateralization is a provision in many credit union loan agreements. It can create some complications for someone who

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Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

People that file bankruptcy between January and mid-April (during tax season) often ask what happens to their tax refund and what can they do to

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You May Not Need to File Bankruptcy

There are times when we tell potential clients that they may not need to file bankruptcy. If you don’t have any assets or income that a creditor can claim, you are what

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Bench Warrants

Many people call our office after receiving a court summons regarding a debt. They are understandably scared about the court process and the threat of having their

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In re Fulton

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in City of Chicago, Illinois v. Robbin L. Fulton (Chicago v. Fulton) clarifies for creditors whether inaction on the

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Stimulus Checks

Many people are wondering if any future stimulus checks may be taken by the bankruptcy trustee if they file bankruptcy. These stimulus checks are helping

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What is the Automatic Stay?

The Automatic Stay is an injunction that goes into effect when a bankruptcy case is filed.  An injunction is a court order that tells people

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Our New Website!

Over the last several years, our practice has expanded several times.  We have grown into a state-wide law firm with offices in Overland Park, Wichita,

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