Utilizing flexible spending accounts to manage healthcare costs

As we approach the end of another year, it is time to take an accounting of different areas of our lives. Spending patterns are a big aspect of this assessment. A financial review can reveal areas of high spending and areas where greater savings are needed. A high spending area for many families is the… Read More »

Financial troubles for Casey Anthony

The summer of 2011, the entire nation was captivated by the trial of Casey Anthony. The single mother from Florida was on trial for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. A jury found her not guilty but Anthony’s problems have continued since the end of her trial. She recently filed for Chapter 7… Read More »

Chapter 7 bankruptcy for Kansas’ unemployed and underemployed

New figures regarding unemployment in Kansas for 2012 have recently been released. As the economy slowly starts to rebound following the Great Recession, there are still a greater number of people looking for jobs than there are available. For this reason, it will likely not be of surprise to readers of our bankruptcy law blog… Read More »

R&B legend files for bankruptcy

Another tax season is upon us and news of the unpaid taxes of another celebrity has hit the national media. Five-time Grammy award winner, Dionne Warwick, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to a $10 million dollar tax debt. Despite making regular payments to resolve her tax debt, she is unable to continue making… Read More »

The real story behind unemployment numbers

As the summer of 2013 draws to a close, it is time to take another look at the nation’s unemployment rate. The unemployment rate now sits firmly at 7.4 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. However, this number does not tell the whole story to Stockton residents. The unemployment rate only calculates the… Read More »

Musician will get fresh financial start upon release from prison

Johnson County residents understand that financial challenges can arise in anyone’s life. A few bumps in the road are to be expected. However, some Kansans may find that a few bumps at the wrong time can lead to overwhelming debt. When this happens, bankruptcy may be able to provide individuals with the fresh financial start… Read More »

Arizona family gets $20,000 bill from fire department

Imagine giving birth to your first child, losing your home in a fire and then being sent a huge bill for the fire all in a short period of time. This is the reality for a couple from Arizona. The couple is trying to rebuild their lives after a series of unexpected life events occurred…. Read More »

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 »