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How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help Affected Federal Employees

Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Offering Chapter 13 Filings with No Upfront Fees to Federal Workers The recent shutdown of the federal government meant the temporary furlough of some 2 million employees. Across the nation, countless breadwinners found themselves suddenly out of work and without regular paychecks. This downturn in financial fortune may have caused many federal workers to look to bankruptcy as a means of resolving their financial troubles. Some federal workers may be hesitant to file bankruptcy out of concerns that doing so would endanger their future in public service – but nothing could be further from the truth. Our Kansas City bankruptcy attorneys can guide federal employees through the bankruptcy process in a way that helps them set up a future of financial stability. Does Bankruptcy Affect Security Clearances for Federal Workers? Many people fear that their employers can fire or deny employment because they sought legal solutions to…
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File Bankruptcy with a Lawyer: Cheaper in the Long Run

Why You Will Save Money with a Bankruptcy Attorney in Kansas City You may have considered filing bankruptcy without an attorney. Technically, you can. However, even the US Bankruptcy Courts strongly recommend only filing with a lawyer. Bankruptcy is a powerful financial tool that can change your life and future for the better. People who truly wish to get the most out of bankruptcy and be financially secure on the other side must have a qualified bankruptcy lawyer to ensure they receive the Bankruptcy Code’s maximum benefits. Bankruptcy attorneys in Kansas City do cost money; however, you will actually save money in the long run by having a lawyer guide you through the bankruptcy process. Don’t believe us? Read on to see a few of the many pitfalls you will likely encounter if you file pro se that will end up costing you money, time and possibly result in having…
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What Property Can I Keep?

Missouri Bankruptcy Exemptions Let’s say you are thinking about filing for a Missouri bankruptcy, and you are wondering about the fate of your home, vehicle and other property. It is natural to worry when you are in the position to consider a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy on top of the anxiety you may already be feeling from financial troubles. You don’t want to lose your home. You don’t want to lose your vehicle. There is hope – keep reading. Standard Bankruptcy Exemptions in Missouri The state of Missouri offers certain exemptions so that you can keep your property after filing for bankruptcy. When property is “exempt,” this means that the bankruptcy trustee cannot take or sell the property to pay creditors. The biggest exemption is for home equity, but most people are able to keep much more property, as well. For married couples filing jointly, some exemption amounts…
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Where Can You Receive Free Tax Preparation in Kansas City?

There is no shame in seeking help to file your state and federal taxes. Our tax laws are complex, intimidating and constantly changing. The penalties for making mistakes may cause you fear and frustration when it comes time to file taxes. Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can find and receive free tax preparation in Kansas City. The following services may assist you with your tax problems and help you receive the maximum amount on your return. Option #1: Next Step KC: Next Step KC has several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs in Kansas City. Professional volunteers working for these programs assist taxpayers with incomes of $54,000 or less. Two weeks ago, our blog discussed a Next Step KC VITA program at Johnson County Community College. However, there are many other VITA locations in Kansas City. For a listing of these programs, including the location and times you can…
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