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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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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planning for bankruptcy

Because of abuses of the bankruptcy system in the past the current Bankruptcy Code is designed to penalize multiple bankruptcy filers. This multiple filing is called “serial filing” in the bankruptcy world. Individuals who are “serial filers” can lose important benefits in their bankruptcy – the most important of which is called the automatic stay – the act of stopping immediately a foreclosure, lawsuits or other collection activity.

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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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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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utah bankruptcy trustee

If you are looking for information on bankruptcy trustees in Utah you can download my FREE book on filing bankruptcy in Utah to get the up to date list of the Trustee’s and their contact information. If you are looking for an experienced Utah bankruptcy lawyer give us a call to set up a consultation and to learn your bankruptcy options.

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bankruptcy and my divorce

Bankruptcy and my divorce is something that should be timed and planned if at all possible. First you have to understand that these two distinct legal actions (bankruptcy and divorce) will not take place simultaneously in the same court. Bankruptcy is part of the Federal Court System and divorce is part of a State Court System. You need to understand and your marriage status (including expenses and income) can greatly impact the type and outcome of filing for bankruptcy.

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