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Bankruptcy Petition Preparer: Why you should avoid!

By utahbklawyer | Feb 20, 2020

Hiring a bankruptcy petition preparer is a really bad idea. It’s also not a cost-effective. Instead, hire an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to guide you through the process.

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Life after Bankruptcy: How to Create a Budget

By utahbklawyer | Feb 15, 2020

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 and Bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Feb 4, 2020

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 Planning

By utahbklawyer | Jan 24, 2020

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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What Will Happen After You File for Bankruptcy?

By utahbklawyer | Jan 15, 2020

So the natural question you will ask yourself after you file for bankruptcy is now what? This post is to assure you that asking what will happen after you file for bankruptcy is a common and necessary question

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Where does bankruptcy debt go?

By utahbklawyer | Jan 3, 2020

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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Merry Christmas 2019

By utahbklawyer | Dec 24, 2019

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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How do I access my tax returns?

By utahbklawyer | Dec 20, 2019

One of the documents that you will need to give your attorney as you start the bankruptcy process is past years tax returns. So how do I access my tax returns is a common question in the bankruptcy world.

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Bankruptcy without going to court

By utahbklawyer | Dec 12, 2019

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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