We are committed to helping the Kansas City community get answers to their questions during the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our attorneys if you have lost your job, lost income, or can no longer pay bills due to the coronavirus.

When you may want to consider filing for bankruptcy:

  • Medical Debt
  • Credit Card Debt
  • Garnishments
  • Repossessions
  • Pending lawsuit
  • Home foreclosure
  • Lost job or income
  • Debt following a divorce
  • Personal property debt

Can I Still File for Bankruptcy? Yes, courts are still accepting new bankruptcy filings.

What can Chapter 7 Bankruptcy do for me? It can eliminate your liability to pay discharged debts outlined in your case. If you are out of work, facing reduced income, or caught in an unexpected financial situation, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the way out.

Are bankruptcy courts still open in Kansas & Missouri? Yes, in a limited capacity. Instead of having to go to court for your hearing, it can easily be conducted by phone, which is a great benefit for you – you can stay home, stay safe, and still receive financial relief.   

Is Castle Law Office Still Open? Although COVID-19 has impacted the entire Kansas City metro, we continue to answer our phones, file new cases, and work for you Our attorneys want to reassure the community that we are working daily for our clients to ensure that they have access to first class legal guidance and representation.

Do I need to pay my mortgage? Yes (in most cases). Lenders are offering grace periods during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the court expects you to make your mortgage payment.

Where do I find information on the $1,200 economic impact payment? The IRS has resources and information on their website - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you’re not alone. We expect to see an increase in Chapter 7 filings in both Kansas & Missouri. Our attorneys are prepared to provide you with resources to help you make a decision and will guide you through the entire process.

COVID-19 Bankruptcy Information for Kansas & Missouri

Jason C. Amerine
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