Am I required to file bankruptcy with my spouse?

Whether you file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy you are not required to file with your spouse if you are married. However, it is very important that you meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to determine what the consequences of filing alone will...

BANKRPTCY AND DIVORCE

All too often, overwhelming debt can cause serious problems in a marriage and often lead to divorce. If you and your partner are considering divorce and have outstanding debt, it’s possible that one or both of you might end up filing bankruptcy. Should you file...

Bankruptcy Exemption Planning in Missouri

In 2008, the United States Court of Appeals ruled that 11 U.S.C. 522(o) still allows for pre-bankruptcy exemption planning. The case is know as In re Addison 540 F.3d 805 (8th Cir. 2008). 522(o) was added to the bankruptcy code as part of BAPCPA , the 2005 revision of...

Important tips for choosing the best bankruptcy lawyer

Bankruptcy laws and processes are complicated, and they require you to work with a lawyer who has your best interests in mind. You don’t want to choose just any lawyer to represent your case. A bankruptcy filing requires disclosing a lot of financial information, so...

What we do and our bankruptcy process

Many people are afraid to file for bankruptcy because they think it will be too difficult to get back on their feet or that filing is too costly. They go on suffering, afraid to seek help. Others move forward but make the mistake of believing that their choice of...