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Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

TRUSTED BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS in SPRINGFIELD, MO
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Get Your Life Back

We understand the financial difficulty you’re going through may be one of the toughest points in your life. The constant stress and worry about paying bills, garnishments, and collections can be overwhelming. We have a passion for helping people get their lives back — that’s why bankruptcy is ALL WE DO. Coming in to talk about bankruptcy may be painful, but it will be far less painful than doing nothing about your debt situation, or trying to work it out without knowing your legal rights.

One of the best financial decisions you’ll ever make is to call us today for free consultation with an actual attorney. Our in-depth and informative consultation will leave you feeling confident in your next steps, understanding that you are taking the smartest, most strategic path to help you recover and put your financial problems in the past. In our 20+ years of experience, we have filed over 3,500 bankruptcy cases and helped erase millions in debt. Now let us help you through this process in a respectful and dignified manner.

Our Areas of Bankruptcy Expertise

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

Chapter 7

This chapter is the most common form of bankruptcy, and is the quickest and least expensive type of bankruptcy to discharge most debts and retain most assets, such as your car or your home.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

Chapter 13

This chapter provides for the adjustment of debts for an individual with regular income, allowing a debtor to keep property and repay debts over time, usually three to five years.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

Chapter 11

This chapter provides for reorganization of individual and business debt through a plan approved by the Court. Chapter 11 is more expensive than Chapter 13, but has no debt limits.

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Bankruptcy Myths


I can’t afford an attorney!

30% of people who file bankruptcy without an attorney fail to receive a discharge of their debt.

I make too much money to file bankruptcy!

The reality is that it’s not possible to make “too much money” to file for bankruptcy.

I’ll lose my house and car!

Typically, you won’t lose any assets unless you want to. State exemption laws protect people’s assets.

A debt settlement program is a better option for me!

The reality is that debt settlement programs are almost always much worse for your credit than a bankruptcy.

I can’t live my life while in bankruptcy!

This is simply not true. You can absolutely buy and sell assets, build your credit, and enjoy your life during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy is for bums!

The general view by the public is that people who file bankruptcy have been out racking up debt without ever intending to pay it back. This presumption could not be further from the truth.

Bankruptcy will harm my credit score!

Bankruptcy itself does not actually hurt your credit score. In most cases, bankruptcy will very likely help you raise your credit score.

I can only file bankruptcy once!

There’s always a chance you may find yourself in a financial rut more than once in your lifetime. Luckily, you can file for bankruptcy more than once, should you need to.


Free Initial Consultation

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Kind Words from our Clients

Thank you for representing me. I think you were terrific, and most of all you were very patient with me and I appreciated that tremendously.

Gail A.

Ted and his staff were great. They answered all of my questions and went over all the options to help me make the best decision. They were always quick to communicate with me when something changed and always responded when I contacted them. I was so nervous about this process and they helped me feel comfortable and secure. I cannot express how much I appreciate their professionalism and great customer service. I highly recommend Ted Tinsman!

Patty H.

Stop Collections Now


You may be very experienced with the headaches that come when creditors and collection agencies start calling you non-stop about your debts. Believe it or not, there are self-help options available. While they may not erase or reduce your debt like bankruptcy, call us and learn how to stop those annoying collection calls and get real relief now.