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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney Help Kansas Consumers Discharge Their Debt

Skilled bankruptcy lawyer counsel individuals in the Manhattan area seeking relief

Sometimes situations beyond your control can profoundly impact your earning potential and lead to overwhelming debt. If you find yourself unable to pay your bills, you may want to consider the option of filing for bankruptcy. At the Law Office of Bruce C. Barry, we represent clients in the Manhattan, Fort Riley, Junction City area and throughout Northeast Kansas who seek debt relief through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Designed to give debtors a fresh start, this filing gives you and your spouse relief from debts through liquidation of only your non-exempt assets. With extensive experience in this area, we can help you file for Chapter 7 quickly and efficiently. Once you have filed for bankruptcy, Creditors must immediately stop collections efforts, including harassing letters and phone calls. 

Kansas advocates explain the Chapter 7 means test for qualifying debtors

To qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, you must satisfy the Bankruptcy Code's means test, which calculates your income compared with the median income in Kansas. If you are not eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 may be an available option. The Law Office of Bruce C. Barry can help you determine whether you are eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and if it is your best way to resolve your indebtedness problems. 

Firm assists with asset liquidation and debt discharge

Liquidation involves selling only non-exempt assets to satisfy as much of your debt as possible before the Court orders a discharge for the rest of your qualifying debt. However, the law includes many exemptions that allow you to preserve assets, such as your home, car(s), household goods and furnishings, clothes, qualified retirement plans, and tools of your trade. Our attorney can help you determine which of your assets are eligible for exemptions, so you get the maximum protection under the law. Upon conclusion of the bankruptcy proceedings, the court grants a discharge of your remaining debt, with some notable exceptions. These include back child support and alimony payments, student loans, recent back taxes, and come court judgements and fines. Our attorney advises you about how much of your debt is dischargeable, so you can make an informed decision about whether to pursue Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 

Preparing for your appointment with our bankruptcy attorney

So that we can immediately begin analyzing your case, it is necessary that you bring certain information to your appointment with The Law Office of Bruce C. Barry, including:

  • A list of your creditors’ names, amount of each claim and nature of the debt
  • Your employer’s name and your gross and net income
  • Other sources of income and amounts
  • A list of what you own and estimates of the value of each item
  • A list of your monthly bills and details of each expense
  • A copy of your Divorce Decree, if recently divorced.

This information can help The Law Office of Bruce C. Barry provide an accurate assessment of whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is appropriate for you. 

Contact our experienced bankruptcy attorney in Kansas

Don’t continue to live under a cloud of unmanageable debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can quickly discharge your qualifying debt and give you a fresh start. Call The Law Office of Bruce C. Barry at 785-236-8875 or contact us online to schedule a free bankruptcy consultation at our Manhattan office. 

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