I agree with you that the inheritance which didn't exist should not be subject to being brought back into your reopened Ch 7. The $4,100 refund was an asset subject to being brought back, so I agree with you that that is all you should be required to pay. Your attorney should make that argument to the bankruptcy judge. If your b/k lawyer doesn't think he's up to the job, keep interviewing new lawyers until you find one who will fight for you.
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Do you know of any reputable, experienced bankruptcy attorneys in the Kansas City, MO metro area? Our current attorney is through Castle Law & they are terrible. We are running out of options at this point & feel like we are doing this alone.
Thank you for your help - it is very much appreciated!!
I apologize for not answering sooner. Computer problems. Here is a recognized registry of bankruptcy lawyers in Kansas City, MO.
Most bankruptcy work is handled by paralegals and secretaries. Your problem is much more complex and unusual.Therefore, you have to insist on talking directly to an attorney, and one with some experience in whichever firm you contact. Good luck.
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