Kansas Bankruptcy

We file bankruptcies for people from all cities and counties in Kansas.  The cases are filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas, which is federal court.  Your case may be filed in Topeka, Kansas City, KS, or Wichita. You choose.

Most people choose an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy in one of the three cities where the Kansas bankruptcy courts are located.  You are not assigned to a division based upon your county as happens in other states.  You and your attorney will choose your division in which to file your bankruptcy case.  Our firm files cases in Topeka and Kansas City, KS.  Due to the distance, we do not file cases in Wichita.  People often want to file out of town to avoid their name appearing in their local newspaper.

Your hearing called the “meeting of creditors” or “341 hearing” will be in the city where your case is filed.  If you have a court hearing before the bankruptcy judge, that hearing will be at the courthouse in the city where your case is filed.

Wichita Office Address167 U.S. Courthouse
401 N. Market
Wichita, KS. 67202
Topeka OfficeAddress240 U.S. Courthouse
444 S.E. Quincy
Topeka, KS. 66683
Kansas City Office Address161 U.S. Courthouse
500 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS. 66101

New Kansas Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Discharge Procedure Proposed

A new procedure for issuing chapter 13 bankruptcy discharges and administratively closing the cases is being considered in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.  Here is a summary of the procedure from the minutes of the September 17, 2008, Bench and Bar Committee:

  • About six months before anticipated plan completion the Chapter 13 Trustees will file a Notice of Plan Approaching Completion.
  • If no Financial Management Certificate has been filed by Debtors, the Court’s case management computer software (CM/ECF) will send a notice to Debtor and Debtor(s)’ counsel reminding them that the Financial Management Certificate must be filed prior to making the last payment in a Chapter 13 plan. [Read more…]

Kansas Bankruptcy Court Proposes Local Rules Changes

Amendments to the local rules of practice and procedure are proposed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas about post-confirmation recovery of assets by the chapter 13 trustee, proof of insurance on motor vehicles, required information for attorney signatures on pleadings, and cases commenced by foreign representatives.

The Court is soliciting written comments on the proposed local rules until December 1, 2008.  Comments may be sent to the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 444 SE Quincy, Topeka, KS 66683, or at the clerk’s office in the Wichita and Kansas City, KS, divisions.

Click here to download a redlined copy of the proposed revisions.  Minutes of the Bench and Bar Committee, which recommends the proposed changes, can be found here on the court’s website.

Involuntary Bankruptcy Filed on Kansas City Mortgage Company

A $49.8 millon creditor of NovaStar Home Mortgage Inc. filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the company in Kansas City this week.

The petition was filed January 23, 2008, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri at Kansas City.

For more information see the article in the Kansas City Business Journal or the bankruptcy court’s website.

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