W M Law’s Northland Kansas City office is conveniently located at 8320 North Oak Trafficway, at the corner of North Oak Trafficway and Barry Road, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. It is convenient to residents of Gladstone and the surrounding communities as well as residents of Platte County, Clay County and other northwest Missouri counties such as Ray, Caldwell, Clinton and Buchanan County. We’ve had an office in the Kansas City Northland for over ten years.
We are well versed in handling bankruptcy issues that are unique to the Northland area such as our local bankruptcy rule that assigns all Platte County cases to the St. Joseph courthouse automatically, even though the client may live within a few miles of the Kansas City courthouse. So, a Parkville or Riverside client may get stuck traveling all the way to St. Joseph for a court hearing unless the proper motion to transfer the case back to Kansas City is filed, and there is a specific deadline for filing that motion to avoid a needless hardship on the client. There are several other very important issues in dealing with bankruptcy cases for clients living north of the Missouri River that only an experienced bankruptcy attorney will know about in advance so that the issues may be avoided or minimized.
Additionally, not only did we establish a Kansas City Northland office over ten years ago, we have attorneys that live in the Northland and are a part of your community. WM Law offers appointments at the Kansas City Northland office Monday through Saturday, with early evening appointments available on weekdays and morning appointments available on Saturdays. We understand that our clients want to visit an office close to their own home or workplace and need convenient hours so that they may minimize their time away from work.
Your income, expenses, and intentions of surrendering property will determine whether or not you qualify for a chapter 7. In a chapter 7 case you can discharge all general unsecured debts. The bankruptcy automatic stay will stall or “stay” any priority unsecured debts until your case is discharged (generally after 90-120 days). Secured creditors are not allowed to repossess property, without permission from the court, even if you are behind on your payments to them. The Trustee will also examine your property to see if there are any luxurious items he can sell to pay creditors. There are other pros and cons to filing a chapter 7 you should discuss with a qualified bankruptcy attorney.
If one makes too much money to qualify for a chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kansas City, or they do not want to surrender their property back to secured creditors, they will likely seek a chapter 13 bankruptcy.
A truly caring firm with a vast knowledge of financial options for folks and small businesses whether that involve bankruptcy or not. Highly recommend at least doing a free consult just to know your options!