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Archive for March 2019

Which bankruptcy to file

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File Bankruptcy But Which One? Many people ask me which bankruptcy to file. As with many things in life, the answer really depends on your particular circumstances. Since there are actually several different kinds of bankruptcy it may be easy to eliminate a few of them since some are applicable to very specific parties, such…

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When bankruptcy is over

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Your bankruptcy is over when your case is closed, generally soon after you get a discharge. A discharge is when you are no longer legally obligated to pay your debts. When bankruptcy is over, if creditors keep calling you and trying to collect from you, that is a serious violation of the bankruptcy code. However,…

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Book on Filing Bankruptcy in Utah

Insiders Guide to Utah homestead law

Press Release Orem (UT) for immediate release: Today the Fourth Edition of the book on filing bankruptcy in Utah was published. The Insiders Guide: Getting a Fresh Financial Start in Utah has been in print since 2005. The book, by Utah Bankruptcy lawyer Douglas Barrett, has help thousands determine if filing bankruptcy was their best…

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Where Did Bankruptcy Come From?

So where did bankruptcy come from? Throughout humanity’s history, societies have developed different laws and regulations for how to handle debt. These laws were typically harsh and often self-defeating. For example, some regions of the world mandated that debtors could be executed for failure to pay a debt, which of course meant that the creditor…

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