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If you live in southeast Kansas and need debt relief call for a free copy of our popular brochure "What About Bankruptcy?" It discusses some of the benefits and duties of filing for bankruptcy including Chapter 7 bankruptcy as well as Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The more information you can have about bankruptcy the better decision you can make. If you live near the cities of Caney, Chanute, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Fort Scott, Fredonia, Independence, Iola, Parsons, Pittsburg, Sedan or Yates Center you will receive the brochure in just a day or two.
If you need debt relief, the sooner you call to set up an appointment with an experienced bankruptcy law attorney the better. Oftentimes people do put off consulting an attorney with the result they lose property or rights that need not have been lost. Depending on your personal circumstances, Chapter 13 bankruptcy law may be used to stop foreclosure and save your home. Chapter 13 may also be a very useful and effective tool for debt consolidation and a far cheaper form of "debt settlement" than the often very flaky debt settlement companies advertising on TV.
Mr. Depew spends two hours or more at your initial appointment reviewing your personal situation and options with you. Unlike some bankruptcy attorneys, Doug does not expect you to fill out a lengthy 20+ page questionnaire, some of which you may not understand. You need and deserve a thorough consultation with a very experienced Kansas bankruptcy lawyer. If there is a realistic way to avoid bankruptcy Doug will point that option out to you. He also will never "steer" you into a more expensive form of bankruptcy such as Chapter 13 if a lower cost and quicker form of bankruptcy will do what you want to accomplish.
Since 1999, at the end of their bankruptcy case, each client is provided a copy of Doug's well received brochure "Bouncing Back From Bankruptcy: A Guide To Rebuilding Credit".
About Kansas Attorney Doug Depew
Depew Law Firm, 620 Main Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757 is a federally designated Debt Relief Agency. We have helped Southeast Kansas residents file for bankruptcy relief since 1957. Kansas Bankruptcy Lawyer Doug Depew has helped people filing bankruptcy in Kansas since 1980, including clients living in Allen County, Anderson County, Bourbon County, Chautauqua County, Cherokee County, Coffey County, Crawford County, Elk County, Greenwood County, Labette County, Montgomery County, Neosho County, Wilson County and Woodson County.
If you need relief and independence from overwhelming debt or counseling on Kansas asset protection law CALL (620) 325-2626 to make arrangements for an appointment now with Kansas Bankruptcy Lawyer Doug Depew.
DOUGLAS DEPEW is the owner of the Depew Law Firm in Neodesha, Kansas. He graduated from Independence, Kansas Community College in 1975 (A.A.), Washburn University in 1977 (B.B.A.) and Washburn Law School in 1980. He has served as President of the Southeast Kansas Bar Association, the Thirty-First Judicial District Bar Association and the Wilson County Bar Association. Mr. Depew has served as Neodesha City Attorney since 1983 and served as counsel for Radiant Electric Cooperative in Fredonia, Kansas from 1989-2019. He has also served as Acting Wilson County Attorney, Special Assistant Wilson County Attorney, Special Prosecutor for Wilson County and Municipal Judge pro tem for the City of Fredonia. Doug served on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded bank holding company, First Independence Corporation, from 2009-2015. The majority of his practice consists of representing consumer and small business debtors across southeast Kansas in Kansas bankruptcy court.
Doug Depew has over 40 years experience as a Kansas bankruptcy attorney and has lectured on bankruptcy law topics for the Allen County Bar Association, Four County Bankers Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, National Business Institute, Southeast Kansas Bar Association, Thirty-First Judicial District Bar Association and the Wilson County Bar Association. He has been a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys since 1993. In 2004 he was selected by the bankruptcy judges in Kansas to serve on the first Kansas Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Committee. He is co-author of Chapter 3 Exemptions and Prebankruptcy Estate Planning of the Kansas Bar Association's Kansas Bankruptcy Handbook (Third Edition, 2009) and has counseled many clients on Kansas asset protection law and planning. From 2013-2014 Doug served as President of the Kansas Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the KBA Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section. In 2019 Doug was elected by his fellow attorneys in the Thirty-First Judicial District to serve as a lawyer member of the 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission.
Doug has served in leadership positions for various non-profit and civic organizations in the Neodesha, Kansas area. He has served as President of the Neodesha Arts Association, President of the Neodesha Lions Club as well as a Founding Director and Chairman of the Board of the Wilson Medical Center Foundation among other positions. In addition, he has served as a baseball coach for various levels of youth baseball for the Neodesha Recreation Commission.
Doug has helped clients living in or near many communities in Southeast Kansas including Altamont, Altoona, Arma, Baxter Springs, Buffalo, Caney, Cedar Vale, Chanute, Cherryvale, Cherokee, Chetopa, Coffeyville, Columbus, Dearing, Elk City, Edna, Erie, Eureka, Fall River, Fort Scott, Fredonia, Frontenac, Galena, Galesburg, Gas, Girard, Howard, Humboldt, Independence, Iola, La Harpe, Longton, McCune, Moline, Moran, Mound Valley, Neodesha, Oswego, Parsons, Pittsburg, Riverton, Sedan, Severy, St. Paul, Thayer, Toronto, Weir and Yates Center. There are very few experienced bankruptcy lawyers in southeast Kansas. Doug receives bankruptcy referrals from attorneys throughout southeast Kansas.