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A court-imposed fine or penalty is normally not dischargeable in bankruptcy unless it is considered "pecuniary in nature." A recent federal court has found that incarceration costs imposed on a criminal defendant are pecuniary and thus are dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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The Law Office of David S. Adams OLATHE KS

Slip and fall cases are very tough in Kansas as there is no recovery unless the property owner was more than 50% at fault for the fall. Even when a store has a slippery condition on the floor, if a jury finds both parties 50% at fault for the fall, there is no recovery. Missouri does not have this threshold.

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The Law Office of David S. Adams OLATHE KS

Income taxes are generally dischargeable in a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy if they are more than three years old (as determined by the April 15 date they were due).

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The Law Office of David S. Adams OLATHE KS

Many good people do everything they can to downplay how hurt they are after an auto accident. Adrenaline at the time of an accident does a good part of the initial work, and thereafter many just try to “suck it up” and hope their pain gets better without seeking treatment.

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