Covid 19

The Law Office of Douglas Barrett, LLC is and will remain dedicated to helping our clients in difficult times.  We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time for everyone and many people have concerns about their financial future. Our commitment to continue to help people file…

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questions about bankruptcy

Most of the above mistakes can be fixed by simply by timing when you file your case. There are time periods for many types of transfers or actions — which means the bankruptcy court will examine certain types of transactions only within a certain period of time before you file. By delaying the filing of your bankruptcy until these periods have expired, you may be able to avoid problems. An experienced bankruptcy lawyer can walk you through the process and help you succeed in obtaining a fresh financial start before you file bankruptcy.

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bankruptcy budget

Obtaining credit after bankruptcy is the key to having a credit life – after bankruptcy. Using credit wisely can help you get back on your feet quickly after bankruptcy. So even though you might qualify for a credit card you still need to use the credit you have wisely to create a budget. Make small charges on credit cards and pay the debt off each month. Don’t try and carry a balance from month to month since that may have been what got you into financial trouble before your bankruptcy.

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divorce or bankruptcy

Money problems tend to impact every area of our lives so it is not a surprise that money problems are consistently listed as a major cause of divorce. Sometimes one spouse accumulates a huge amount of debt on a credit card and the parties simply cannot come up with a way to repay it. Other times medical circumstances of one spouse or a child overwhelm a couples finances and there is simply no way to make payment on the family medical debt.

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bankruptcy in utah

Where does bankruptcy debt go? To be clear bankruptcy is a legal proceeding one carries out in the US Bankruptcy Courts to allow individuals or businesses to obtain freedom from their debts. It can also simultaneously providing creditors an opportunity for repayment of the debt under a court guided repayment program.

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To all of you that we have worked with, here’s to a wonderful season filled with warmth and happiness. Clients like yourself are what makes our jobs possible.
Thank you!

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bankruptcy utah courtroom

I get asked all the time by potential clients if they can file bankruptcy without going to court. The majority for my clients never see the inside of a bankruptcy courtroom. So if this is a major concern of yours rest assured that the odds are in your favor that you will not need to go into a bankruptcy courtroom

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pay back debts in bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy where you pay back your debts has a number of benefits including: a lower level of risk to the debtor loosing assets (i.e. home, cars, etc.), ability to catch up missed mortgage and car payments, lower risk level of litigation from creditors, as well as means to pay back creditors in a fair and equitable manner.

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