Bankruptcy Law Center, John D. Kilgore, Attorney at Law

I can help! FREE CONSULTATION Chapter 7 & 13 KC MO KS

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Firm Overview

We represent people like you with financial problems. I will personally review and discuss your financial situation with you at your FREE CONSULTATION. We will discuss your possible options, including, but not limited to, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you have other non-bankruptcy options available, we will discuss those options as well. I try to explain the law in a way that YOU will understand.

I have helped hundreds of ordinary consumers like you obtain relief from debt.

If you live in the Kansas City area, Missouri or Kansas, and are having financial difficulties, please call me. I think I can help you.

After your FREE CONSULTATION, you will have a clear understanding of the options available to you.

Example cases

With only one exception, 100% of my Chapter 7 clients have received a Chapter 7 Discharge Order. In Chapter 13 cases, I work to provide my clients with the lowest possible monthly payment allowed by law.

I do the best that I can for every person who hires me. I have helped discharge millions of dollars of debt for my clients. I have also helped save many family homes from foreclosures and prevented much repossession of family vehicles. I have also terminated garnishments and have helped my clients re-order and improve their financial life.

I have filed hundreds of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for Missouri and Kansas residents living in the Kansas City area and I have worked to achieve the best possible results for every one of my clients.

Main Office

Main
9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 260
Kansas City  MO  64114

Phone
  • (816) 941-8973
Fax
  • (816) 941-8932

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We provide a Free Consultation, usually about 30 minutes or so. After your consultation, you should have a clear understanding of the options available to you.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I try to make my services affordable, I know that you are having financial difficulties. We will discuss your fees at your FREE CONSULTATION and we will try to work out payment arrangements that can work for you--I want to have you as my client.

In most cases, my attorney's fees to file a Chapter 7 normally range from about $1,000 to $1,500. (Sometimes lower). My attorney's fees to file a Chapter 13 case usually range from about $200.00 to $500.00 to file. The fee can vary, based on the complexity your case, but I will quote you a fee at your Free Consultation, after we have discussed your financial situation.

Hourly Rates

In almost all cases, there will be no hourly rate billing. In the unusual situation where an hourly rate applies, the rate is normally $175.00 per hour. (Again, such a billing rate is unlikely and we will discuss it in the unusual situation where it would apply).

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Our office manager is Katie. I share office space with another law firm (Mayer & Rosenberg), and Katie is the office manager for the entire office.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Bankruptcy
We file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy for ordinary consumers like you. I have practiced almost exclusively in the field of bankruptcy law since the year 1997.
It starts with a phone call. Call my office (816-941-8973) and I will speak with you directly. I will give you as much general advice as I can over the telephone and then, if you need more information, you can schedule a FREE CONSULTATION in my office.

Your FREE CONSULTATION should take about 30 to 45 minutes or so. I will ask you some questions, I will analyze your situation and then I will explain your options in a way that YOU will understand.

Then, you go home and think about it. My goal at your FREE CONSULTATION is to explain your options in such a clear way that you can make the BEST DECISION POSSIBLE about your future financial life.


Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I will do almost all of the work in your case myself. When you have a question concerning your case--I will be the one who provides you with an answer. The legal assistants in my office mostly answer my telephone and perform clerical tasks for me.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Almost never, because it is usually not necessary. But I will do so, if beneficial to my client.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Maybe not as often as I should, but at times.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

You will be dealing directly with your lawyer (me) on all issues in your case. If you need to talk to me or see me, I am readily available.

Almost 100% of my practice is devoted to Bankruptcy Law and Debt Relief.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to learn as much as they can about any legal issues facing them. However, they must remember they cannot believe everything they hear or read. Also: Bankruptcy Law is a complicated area of law, and no summary of law they read is going to cover all possible issues in their case.

In addition, some parts of Bankruptcy Law can vary from state to state. Good advice for a Kansas client may instead cause problems for a Missouri resident (and vice versa).

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

John Kilgore

I established THE BANKRUTPCY LAW CENTER in October 1999. Since that time, I have shared offices with two lawyers I went to law school with (Mayer & Rosenberg).

I am a former legal assistant to the Chapter 13 Trustee (Eastern District of Missouri, 1991 To 1993) and am a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (1996). I have practiced almost exclusively in the field of bankruptcy law and debt relief since 1997.

I will do almost all of the work in your case myself. When you have a question concerning your case--I will be the one who provides you with an answer. The legal assistants in my office mostly answer my telephone and perform clerical tasks for me.

License
  • Bar Number: 45789
    Missouri , 1996

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