Welcome To The MN Bankruptcy Blog

Inside you will find over 500 helpful articles discussing the Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy Process and other solutions for difficult financial situations.


      Looking to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Eden Prairie, MN? Avoid This!

      Posted by Wesley Scott on October 2

      Have you ever heard of the word “gimmick”? I bet you have. The word means a “trick” intended to attract attention, publicity, or business. Unfortunately, when people suffer from debt, there are companies and law firms that use tricks to betray the public’s trust. How so?

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      Tips for Designing a Successful Chapter 13 Repayment Plan

      Posted by Wesley Scott on July 8

      Individuals who desire to reorganize their debts under Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code must file a proposed Chapter 13 repayment plan. As part of the Chapter 13 repayment plan, you will propose to the court and your creditors how you intend to repay your debts (often times unsecured debts only get paid pennies on the dollar-and the balance owed gets discharge, i.e. wiped out, tax free). In order to be eligible to file a Chapter 13 case, you must have a regular source of monthly income, such as wages from employment or income from self-employment, social security, pension or other reliable source that can be verified by the court. Some debtors may be able to demonstrate regular assistance from family members to satisfy the income requirements to file for Chapter 13 relief.

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      A Chapter 13 Attorney Logically Explains "Why Choose Bankruptcy"

      Posted by William Kain on June 24

      Struggling with credit card debt is stressful and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. There are options for consolidating and eliminating your debt, including filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Most clients ask, “Why choose Chapter 13 over hiring a debt consolidation company?” The answer is simple, Chapter 13 allows you to put you and your family ahead of your creditors. Let me explain.

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      5 Questions to Ask an Attorney During a Free Debt Consultation

      Posted by Wesley Scott on September 16

      Making the decision to file bankruptcy is not easy. Most people struggle with how to handle their financial problems and only come to the conclusion to file bankruptcy after considering all other alternatives. By the time you arrive at a bankruptcy attorney’s office for a free debt consultation, you’ll have dozens of questions to ask the attorney about the bankruptcy process. While you will likely have questions to ask an attorney that are specific to your situation, it is beneficial to add the following questions to your list of topics to discuss:

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      2 Steps That You Always Want Your MN Bankruptcy Attorney To Take

      Posted by Wesley Scott on January 25

      There is no secret about this, many Minnesotans suffer from overwhelming debt. It can happen to any of us at anytime for any reason. Life is humbling. When debt falls upon you, you stress out about paying it back and the fact that often you have no way of paying it back.

      However, at Kain & Scott, when our guests start to think about whether bankruptcy makes sense for them or not, they don’t always worry about the act of filing or hiring a MN Bankruptcy Attorney, although that is a concern too. What they worry about more than anything, is how a bankruptcy will impact their credit long term.

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      Behind on Utilities? Here’s How a MN Bankruptcy Attorney Can Help

      Posted by Erick Bohm on January 14

      If you’re grappling with your finances and trying to stay afloat, it’s quite possible you have fallen behind on your utility bills. Well, if you have, you’re certainly not alone. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, it’s tough deciding which bills you pay and which ones you don’t. Often times you take turns paying your debts. If you’ve fallen behind on utilities, don’t worry. When you file for bankruptcy we can make sure you’re protected from the past due amounts that are owed. After the bankruptcy, there may be a few things you have to do to keep your services, but we’ll talk about that too. The main thing I want you to know is, it’s all going to be ok. No matter what you’re faced with, we can help you manage the obstacles in front of you. Take a look at the scenario below and then read about how the MN Bankruptcy Attorneys at Kain & Scott helped Tony with his situation.

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      How Kain & Scott's MN Bankruptcy Attorneys Helped Protect Nickie

      Posted by Erick Bohm on January 11

      First, let me tell you a little bit about Nickie. In one word – Wow! She is an extremely impressive, hardworking, mother. She works three jobs and has a teenage daughter at home. Can you imagine having to work three jobs, raise a teenager by yourself, and still pay off your debts?! Yikes! Despite Nickie’s tenacity, she fell victim to overwhelming debt. She made every effort to pay off her debts, but finally reached “the point”. If you reach “the point” when it comes to your debt, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to. Nickie started receiving court summons in the mail that eventually turned into judgments. As she knows, the next step is wage/bank garnishment. Once that happens, the creditors will start taking up to 25% of her paychecks. Our MN Bankruptcy Attorneys simply could not let this happen.

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      How Kain & Scott's MN Bankruptcy Attorneys Helped Mike Get His Life Back

      Posted by Erick Bohm on January 10

      Recently, a man Mike approached our experienced MN Bankruptcy Attorneys at Kain & Scott with concerns about his paychecks being garnished. No fault of his own, Mike fell severely behind on medical bills after having surgery about a year ago. Because of the type of surgery, Mike has been unable to work a full 40 hour week since. Before the surgery Mike was an experienced electrician making very good money. Unfortunately, his surgery has prevented him from performing his trade as he once did. Since the surgery, Mike has only been able to earn about 30% of what he once did.

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      A Day In The Life With A Minneapolis Bankruptcy Attorney

      Posted by Wesley Scott on January 4

      Are you finding it increasingly difficult to keep your head above water with your finances? If so, you’re not alone. Thousands of hardworking people in Minneapolis struggle with overwhelming debt, each and every day. Often times it can feel like you’re alone but don’t let the illusion that everyone around you is managing their money efficiently, fool you.

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      3 Ways To Talk To A Minneapolis Bankruptcy Lawyer Almost Instantly

      Posted by Wesley Scott on December 30

      We are in an age of consumer convenience. Consumers insist on meeting/speaking with professionals in much more convenient ways than yesteryear. I want to be very clear, I still think a face to face meeting is the best way to meet with a bankruptcy attorney.

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      Get Your Life Back | Going Beyond Debt Help

      Posted by Wesley Scott on December 25

      Bankruptcy is our core – it’s not just what we do, it’s all we do. We believe it is a tool that should be used to help people get their lives back. Most clients come into our office feeling hopeless, helpless and defeated, but leave feeling invigorated and free. Bankruptcy allows debtors to recover and rebuild after a financial crisis, or in other words, get their lives back. However, our commitment to our clients does not stop at the filing of their bankruptcy case.

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      Who Is Kain & Scott And Why Does It Matter To Me?

      Posted by Wesley Scott on December 9

      I seldom like to write about ourselves. I guess it’s my Minnesota upbringing that makes me shy away from tooting our own horn for any reason. But, then it dawns on me, we have to tell our story so our Minnesota guests can understand who we are and why it’s important to those of you reading this blog. If you are considering filing a bankruptcy in the state of Minnesota, this blog is important to you- keep reading!

      Finding and meeting a Bankruptcy Lawyer to help you get your life back is very important. This is an emotional time for you and you need someone who understands what you are going through. With this in mind, let me tell you who Kain & Scott is.

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      MN Attorneys: Here's Why Your Clients Shouldn't Do Traditional Debt Consolidation

      Posted by Wesley Scott on August 18

      So, you are a Minnesota lawyer with a clientele from all walks of life. How many times have you heard a client say they have overwhelming debt? The answer is probably a lot right? And how many times has the suggestion to solve the problem been maybe you should consider debt consolidation? The answer agin is probably a lot right?

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      We are Your "Minnesota Nice" Bankruptcy Attorneys

      Posted by William Kain on October 29

      Are you considering filing a bankruptcy to solve your debt problems but you have heard from friends, family members, co-workers and others that bankruptcy attorneys can be difficult, harsh, and somewhat coldhearted? If so, we want to introduce you to our way of doing business as a bankruptcy law firm…

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      What Past Clients Had to Say About Kain & Scott

      Posted by William Kain on October 15

      At Kain & Scott, PA, you - the client - are our number one priority. Each client’s situation is different; therefore, we take the time to get to know your individual financial situation so that we can help you determine the best way to resolve your financial problem.

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      Why Cheap Minnesota Bankruptcy Attorneys Aren't Worth Your Time

      Posted by Wesley Scott on August 25

      Are you wondering if you should file a bankruptcy to get rid of your debt?  You have likely read information on the Internet and talked to friends, family, or co-workers who filed bankruptcy successfully, but you are still unsure if a bankruptcy is the best way to deal with your debt problems.  If you are considering a bankruptcy filing, you need to consult with a qualified Minnesota bankruptcy attorney before you make any final decisions. 

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