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But at Coons and Crump, we take pride in educating and enlightening our clients as well.

Bench Warrants and Bankruptcy

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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Bankruptcy Assessment

Basic Bankruptcy Questions Whenever I meet with a bankruptcy client the first duty I have is to try and figure out what services they need

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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 and Bankruptcy

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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Divorce During Bankruptcy

What happens if I get a divorce during my Chapter 13 bankruptcy?  A Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan lasts between 3 and 5 years. During

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Student Loan Debt Relief Update

The Biden Administration and the Department of Education recently announced a three-part plan to help federal student loan borrowers. Borrowers are eligible for relief if

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In re Kreutzer

What are the conditions for a statute of limitations to apply to a claim on a government loan on a residence? In Kansas the court examined

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Exceptions to the Automatic Stay

Exceptions to the Automatic Stay During a Bankruptcy Case   When a debtor files a bankruptcy case, the automatic stay comes into place. The automatic stay is a

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When do you need a bankruptcy?

Signs you may need to file bankruptcy.  Many people spend years struggling to pay debts before they decide to file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is what people think of as

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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 While Filing Bankruptcy If you are a practitioner in any area of the law

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Adequate Protection

What is Adequate Protection in Bankruptcy?  Adequate protection is the right of a secured creditor to receive protection against the decreased value of their interest in 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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