Kathleen Michon

Attorney · Northwestern University School of Law

Kathleen Michon is an estate planning lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been affiliated with Nolo in various capacities for more than 15 years, including five years as Nolo’s in-house bankruptcy, foreclosure, and debt editor.

Kathleen’s previous legal experience includes directing Public Counsel's Consumer Rights Project and representing inmates on death row.

Kathleen received a B.A. from Yale University and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Articles By Kathleen Michon

What Happens to Your Personal Property in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, many debtors are able to keep most or all of their personal property. What you’re allowed to keep depends on what property is deemed "exempt" by your state or the federal bankruptcy exemptions.
What to Do if You Can't Keep Up With Your Chapter 13 Repayment Plan
If you don’t make your payments to the Chapter 13 trustee on time, the court could dismiss your bankruptcy case. So what should you do if you cannot make one or more Chapter 13 plan payments?
Determining Dependents For Bankruptcy Schedule J
When you file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you must complete a set of schedules that list information about your assets, debts, expenses, income, and financial transactions. On Schedule I, you must provide information about your income. You must also provide information about your dependents.
Unsecured Debt: Priority vs. Non-Priority
Whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it's important to determine which of your unsecured debts will be classified as priority debts and which will be assigned to the nonpriority category.
When You Might Be Personally Liable for Corporate Debt
Common ways an owner of a corporation or an LLC might become personally liable for the business’s debts. If you are personally liable for some or all of your business debts, you will have to file a personal bankruptcy, rather than a business bankruptcy, to rid yourself of these debts.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Laws: Your Disposable Income
In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must devote all of your disposable income to your Chapter 13 repayment plan.
Will Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Stop an Eviction?
Bankruptcy's automatic stay will prevent your landlord from beginning or continuing with eviction proceedings during your Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
How Do I Get a Lien Off a Title After Bankruptcy?
How do I get a lien off a title after bankruptcy?
How Are Utility Bills Treated in Bankruptcy?
If you are behind in your utility payments and file for bankruptcy, you can discharge the outstanding bills in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and repay outstanding bills through your repayment plan if you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy