Category Archives for "Bankruptcy"

Bankruptcy During COVID19

Due to the outbreak of COVID19 and the precautions going into place by the Courts, there have been several changes regarding the procedures during your case and for conducting the 341 Meeting.  The overall goal of course is to keep everyone as safe as possible. Hence, with these new procedures come new responsibilities. This page […]

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Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation

You Chapter 13 has been filed, you’ve started making payments, and the 341 Meeting of Creditors is complete.  At this point, it’s time to have your Chapter 13 Plan “Confirmed” by the Court, but what exactly does that mean, and how does it work? The Initial Filing You and your attorney painstakingly drafted the Petition […]

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What Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

The Cost of Filing Bankruptcy You’re feeling broke, and your looking into bankruptcy.  You’re asking how did I get to here, and how much does it cost to file bankruptcy anyway?  That’s an easy one, you’re broke, or close to it, and it doesn’t appear there’s relief on the horizon.  And you’re wondering how you’ll even pay to get help […]

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Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Petition

Personal Injury Claims are not exempt in Bankruptcy Is My Personal Injury Claim Protected in Bankruptcy? Answer:   No, personal injury claims are not protected in Missouri Bankruptcy. Often, I speak with clients who have on-going cases involving an automobile accident.  Many times, it’s the cost associated with such accidents that in part, leads them to […]

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Cracking the Secret Code to Bankruptcy

Newsflash – There’s No Secret Code to Bankruptcy; They Actually Wrote it Down! Everyone’s Got an Opinion. You’ve heard all about it, mostly the negatives, the stereotypes, and the “water-cooler talk” on TV, or among friends, maybe in the break room at work; “OMG, did you know Susan and her husband filed bankruptcy?  What the heck […]

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Reaffirmation Agreements

Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy “To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm, That is the Question!” Reaffirmation Agreements can be a double edged sword. What is a Reaffirmation Agreement? A reaffirmation agreement in a Bankruptcy is a legally enforceable agreement to repay all or a portion of a debt. In order for the agreement to be […]

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Will I Lose My Jewelry in Bankruptcy?

Jewelry in Bankruptcy

Jewelry in a Bankruptcy Will I Lose My Jewelry In Bankruptcy? Answer:  Probably not. Schedule B in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy list all the assets you own.  It’s important to keep in  mind that the debtor is responsible for listing all assets.  Often, and understandably, debtors believe they are only to list the assets […]

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