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Bankruptcy dismissal vs discharge

There appears to be a lot of confusion out there about what is actually a bankruptcy dismissal vs discharge.  These are two very different things and you should understand both of them. When you are a debtor you do not want a dismissal of your case.  A bankruptcy dismissal will closed your case in fact…

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Three Ways To Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

Good financial habits must be cultivated and maintained over time in order to raise your credit score after you file for bankruptcy. Here are three simple steps that can help you improve your credit rating. 1.Pay your debts early and religiously to make sure you are always in good standing. 2.Getting a secured, affordable loan and paying it back…

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Your Retierment Account in Bankruptcy

In Utah when facing a debt crisis, the decision to use or not to use your retirement account to bail you out of the crisis is an important one. Too often we see prospective bankruptcy clients come into the office who have just recently cashed in their retirement accounts in an attempt help them survive their financial problems only to realize that…

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Can I have too much debt to file for bankruptcy?

This is a common question here at the office: Is there a certain amount of debt that somebody needs to have before they can file a Utah bankruptcy. The answer is that there is no minimum amount of debt that is required to file for bankruptcy protection.  Sometimes you can actually have too much debt to…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

More often than not divorce and financial difficulties go hand in hand. If you think about it this makes sense, because when two people who had previously been sharing at least some of their living expenses decide to part ways and establish separate households, each of them becomes responsible for paying for everything that they then…

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If I'm married do I have to file bankruptcy with my spouse?

No, the United States Bankruptcy code does not require married couples to file together. However, in most of the cases I see, both spouses usually choose to file together. But there are exceptions, such as recent newlyweds, sometimes only one spouse files thereby preserving the credit standing of the other, non-filing spouse. You do need to…

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Will I lose my car if I file for bankruptcy?

I get this question all the time. “I need my car to get to work – will I lose it if I file for bankruptcy?” That’s a loaded question and hard to answer in 30 seconds. What you need to understand that every case is different but in most cases you can choose a type…

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Can I file for bankruptcy in Utah if I don’t have a job?

One of the most common reasons for filing for bankruptcy is when someone has lost of a job. The answer then is YES you can definitely file for bankruptcy if you don’t have a job but whether or not the bankruptcy will be successful will depend on which type of bankruptcy you file for. Chapter…

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Do I have any rights against a debt collector?

Most creditors start debt collection efforts with a series of form letters, then they move onto phone calls, and then either a repossession occurs or the debt is referred to a collection agency or an attorney for suit. Most parties that collect debt on behalf of an original creditor are restricted by the Fair Debt…

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