How Chapter 13 Works in Utah

How Chapter 13 Works in Utah Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of debt specifically designed for consumers. It is often called the “wage earner” plan. A business entity is not eligible to file a Chapter 13 petition. A Chapter 13 petitione… Read More
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Who Should File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

WHO SHOULD FILE CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY? When debts become overwhelming, many people seek one of two types of bankruptcy for relief, depending on their income and needs. For instance, people with little income remaining at the end of each month and min… Read More
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How Often Can You File for Bankruptcy Relief in Utah?

If you received a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge in the past, you must wait eight years before filing another Chapter 7 case. But this doesn’t mean that you are out of options if you are facing overwhelming debt again. Read More
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How the "Automatic Stay" in Bankruptcy Protects You from Creditors

Whether you file for a petition for relief under chapter 7 or chapter 13 , the Bankruptcy Code will immediately protect you from most collection efforts in civil lawsuits filed against you by a creditor, collection agency, or government agency. Read More
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Your Retirement Savings in Bankruptcy

You Can Keep (Exempt) Most Retirement Accounts in Bankruptcy -- You can use bankruptcy exemptions to protect property you need to work and live, such as some equity in a home, a very modest car, and household belongings. With a combination of state (… Read More
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Can Bill Collectors Take Your Stimulus Check?

Can Bill Collectors Take Your COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Checks? Read More
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What happens to my 2020 tax refund if I need to file for bankruptcy relief in 2021?

What happens to my 2020 tax refund if I need to file for bankruptcy relief in 2021? Read More
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Tax Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Tax Debts in Chapter 7 - Some income tax debts can be discharged, but there are many restrictions on the scope of the discharge/forgiveness of debt. Call my office at 801-478-0479 to review your options. Read More
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Can I Discharge (Eliminate) Government Fines in Bankruptcy?

Find out if you can discharge fines and penalties imposed by a federal, state or municipal governmental unit in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Read More
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Avoiding Judgment Liens on Your Home – Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13

Can a bankruptcy filing help you avoid judgment liens on your home’s title? Chapter 7 (often referred to as “straight” bankruptcy) and other debts related to the home. However, avoiding judgment liens on your home is a common tool that can be u… Read More
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My law practice focuses exclusively on consumer bankruptcy law. I can help you decide if bankruptcy will solve your problems and which program, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, is best suited to meet your financial needs. I have learned about the bankruptcy system in the District of Utah from the inside out.

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