utah county bankruptcy

The automatic stay

When a bankruptcy case is filed there is something created immediately upon the filing of the case called the automatic stay.  The automatic stay is a very broad court injunction against the continuing of any action by creditors, collection agencies, and government entities against the debtor or the debtor’s property. Under 11 U.S.C. §362 is…

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Bankruptcy when should you file

The answer to this question depends on several things. Is your house in danger of being foreclosed upon? Are creditors calling you all the time? Is your car in jeopardy of being repossessed? There are just a few of the many reasons why folks ask about bankruptcy when should you file. Working with your lawyer you…

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What not to do before bankruptcy

7 Deadly Sins Before Bankruptcy OK I know that sounds a bit dramatic – but it got your attention.  I am asked all the time what not to do before bankruptcy.  So here is my list of seven things that have the potential to get you into trouble prior to your case filing: 1.Don’t make…

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When bankruptcy is not an option

Just because you say you are bankrupt does not make it so.  There is the famous episode of The Office where the lead character Michael Scott “declared” bankruptcy to everyone within earshot and thought he was done – not because he just said the word bankruptcy but because he “declared it”.  Just because you say…

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Bankruptcy when does it clear

Your bankruptcy will clear off from your credit report either 7 or 10 years after filing for a bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy when does it clear depends on which type of bankruptcy case you file. Bankruptcy can be a great tool to overcome burdensome debt and get you back on your feet. It does however come at a…

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Mortgage Statement During Bankruptcy

A mortgage statement during bankruptcy?  We laughed at that question for years since debtors almost never get any help with their mortgage information after they file for bankruptcy.  But finally the times are a changing – for the good of everyone – debtors and lenders.  Some new mortgage servicing rules that just went into effect…

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2018 AVVO Award

  PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Orem, UT – Attorney Douglas L. Barrett of Orem has been named once again a Top Rated Lawyer by the website AVVO. AVVO is he premier online legal marketplace that connects consumers and lawyers. Douglas “The Bankruptcy Guy” Barrett has been practicing bankruptcy law since 2000. Barrett received his…

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Bankruptcy for cheap

Bankruptcy for cheap in Utah.  Sometimes people are unable to afford the fees charged by bankruptcy attorneys and look to file bankruptcy for cheap. While many attorneys offer payment plans, your case will not be filed until all fees are paid in full. This means that you will not have bankruptcy protection against creditors while…

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Doing medical bankruptcy

Out-of-pocket medical costs—like deductibles, doctor’s office co-pays, and prescription drugs—pushed more than 10 million Americans below the poverty line in 2015, according to the U.S. Census. So its not surprising that the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the US is linked to medical expenses.  Bankruptcy lawyers deal with doing medical bankruptcy on a daily…

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Bankruptcy for married couples

Can you file bankruptcy for married couples? It is certainly an option to file for bankruptcy for married couples or individually.  MYTH: You Cannot File Bankruptcy by Yourself if You Are Married. The bankruptcy laws permit anyone to file for bankruptcy, whether individually or jointly. If you are married, you and your spouse must decide…

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