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Business and personal financial issues spur Chapter 7 filing

When financial challenges arise in Johnson County, one option to consider is filing for Chapter 7. While it may be perceived as a personal failure not to pay one’s debts, the reality is that Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a frequently used strategy to get back on better financial footing in personal dealings. A businessman who… Read More »

The affect of the income gap on women’s debt

In a difficult economy, both men and women in Kansas fight for survival. For new graduates, the struggle can be particularly difficult when trying to land their first job and pay off student loans. Since it is often the case that women make less than men in the workplace, the struggle to pay of student… Read More »

Bankruptcy and tax debt

Another tax season is here for Kansas residents. Many have already filed and are looking forward to a healthy refund. Still, others may be in the midst of filing an extension. Either way, it is a good time to take a look at the current tax code and how it affects working families, particularly working… Read More »

Job outlook good for new grads

After the last exam has been taken and the excitement of the circumstance has died down, graduates are often left wondering, “what next?” For most graduates, the next step is securing employment. However, for the past few years the job market has been dismal due to the nation’s economic recession. This week the Labor Department… Read More »

An Overview of Chapter 7 bankruptcy

There are several forms of bankruptcy that can be utilized by an individual or corporation. Determining which option is best, depends on the individual situation of the debtor. This div will give a brief overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Relief under Chapter 7 is available to several entities, including partnerships, individuals or corporations and other… Read More »

Using chapter 7 to rebound from financial woes

Money problems are not limited to low and middle-income citizens in Kansas and in other states across the nation. The rich and famous are notoriously targeted for money scams. Though making millions during the course of a year, there are times when business managers have been found to take more than their fair share from… Read More »

Bankrupt and retired

Looking forward to retirement? You may need to take a closer look at your investments. According to 2013 Census Bureau data, retirees in 47 of the 50 states are well below the financial mark when it comes to maintaining income in retirement. Residents of Kansas and other states must save more in order to survive… Read More »

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you overcome mounting debts

Mounting debts and calls from creditors can be very difficult for consumers who are underwater in debt. Anyone who is facing the reality that there just isn’t enough income to cover debts might ultimately decide to file for bankruptcy. One possibility is Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There is a variety of reasons why someone might end… Read More »

What is the role of a case trustee in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

When a debtor files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kansas City, a trustee is appointed to the case. The trustee is a neutral party whose role is to be the administrator for the case and liquidate any of the assets belonging to the debtor that are not subject to exemptions. If an estate has assets… Read More »

Who is eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

As many Kansas City residents may know, it is all too easy for debt to creep up on a person. A mortgage, a car loan and multiple credit cards may be manageable until the unexpected happens. When faced with a disastrous event that potentially drains their pocketbooks, leaving them unable to pay their monthly bills,… Read More »