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Malissa L. Walden

Malissa L. Walden

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  • Bankruptcy
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients.

Ms. Walden's main area of practice is asset protection through Bankruptcy; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. She is here to help people.

Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to become Electronic Case Filing compliant. Due to her experience in Bankruptcy, she is aware that it is not the best option for every client. Because of this, she has a history of advising clients on Bankruptcy alternatives, and negotiating settlements with Collection and Credit Card Companies. She has helped to guide clients through the stressful actions necessary to deal with creditors. Ms. Walden knows and can explain clearly exactly what rights her clients have and how to respond to creditors unwanted calls.

Ms. Walden has a history of quality representation. She has helped many families through, what can be very difficult and emotional situations, such as an Annulment, Divorce, Paternity Action, Visitation, Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Abuse proceeding, or Name Change. While no one wants to deal with these types of issues, it is easier when you have the support of a knowledgeable Attorney by your side.

Each Attorney/Client relationship established with Ms. Walden symbolizes her personal dedication to get you through your current situation in the most efficient, professional, and stress free manner possible.

She is active throughout the legal and local community.

Practice Area
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Partner
Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC
- Current
Attorney II
State of Kansas -- SRS
Staff Attorney / Elder Law Project Manager
Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
University of Kansas School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Pittsburg State University
B.A. | Psychology & Political Science
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Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Lenexa
Top Bankruptcy Companies in Kansas City
KC Blogger
Rising Stars Bankruptcy Attorney
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Johnson County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Chair Bankruptcy Section Committee
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Kansas Women Attorney Association
- Current
Activities: Solo / Small Firm Chair
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Missouri State Bar
- Current
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Kansas State Bar
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Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy Workshop: Is it Time or Are There Options, Virtual Seminar
10 Busted Bankruptcy Myths, Paralegals Heartland
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop, NBI Conference
Websites & Blogs
Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC
Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC : Informational Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Contemplating bankruptcy questioning whether I would lose my House
A: When you file for bankruptcy any property you own will be classified as exempt property or non-exempt property.

Exempt property is safe during the bankruptcy.

Non-exempt property can be sold for the benefit of your creditors.

Each state is allowed to decide what exemptions are available to their residents.

In Missouri, a Missouri resident is allowed to keep their homestead subject to certain restrictions:

The home is subject to a $15,000 monetary limit.

Mobile homes are subject to a $5,000 monetary limit.

Exemption information alone may not determine if bankruptcy is a good option for you. A lot of factors and choices are available for many that are interested in filing.
Q. Can a creditor demand return of merchandise which was bought 6 months before filing after the bankruptcy is discharged?
A: Look to see if this creditor was a secured creditor and had a security interest in the property OR if you had a lease agreement with them. Either way you should have stated your intention regarding the debt and asset. You may be liable under a lease agreement post-bankruptcy if you assumed its terms. You may also be liable post-bankruptcy for secured debt if you signed a reaffirmation agreement. If you did neither, the creditor may still be entitled to their property. Creditors need not be present at the Meeting of Creditors.
Q. Son totalled his truck, insurance expired, owes 26K to bank. Junk yard won't take vehicle. Bankruptcy solve problem?
A: Many bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations. He should speak with one to verify that this is his best option and cover all issues he is facing. (If there are any issues with injury, intoxication, fines, etc.)
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Contact & Map
Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC : Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys
11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy
Ste. 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Telephone: (913) 438-1112
Fax: (913) 438-1113
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