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How long does a chapter 7 bankruptcy last?

By utahbklawyer | Feb 1, 2017

If you are feeling trapped by debt and your income is below the median average for Utah, you may be able to file for a Utah Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This legal process will allow you to eliminate certain types of debt and get on with your life without the stress caused by years of accumulated debt. Should filing for…

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Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

By utahbklawyer | Jan 31, 2017

Have you ever had the question, “I wonder where the best bankruptcy lawyers are near me?” We hear that from a lot from folks in financial crisis searching for help. Having a huge amount of debt can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. If you lack sufficient income to pay your obligations you could very…

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Bankruptcy can be hard let us make it easy

By utahbklawyer | Jan 30, 2017

Recently an attorney friend of mine commented that the sign at the hearing location we were attending had misspelled the word bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can be a hard word to spell.  So I decided to start to keep a list of the many ways that I have seen the word misspelled on forms and emails sent to my office.  Here…

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How to get a Free credit report

By utahbklawyer | Jan 26, 2017

I have a lot of Utah clients ask me how they can get a copy of their credit report as they prepare to file bankruptcy.  Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for…

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Was your Utah Bankruptcy Case Prepared in India or Mexico?

By utahbklawyer | Jan 25, 2017

The new trend in the world of bankruptcy is to outsource case and/or document preparation to workers in far away countries.  Ask yourself is that how you want your Utah bankruptcy case prepared? Do you want your most personal financial information stored on computers located in Mexico, India, or China? Right now there is a lot of…

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2016 Tax Refunds Delayed for Millions

By utahbklawyer | Jan 24, 2017

Today the National Consumer Law Center issues a press release that Tax Refunds for millions of taxpayers will be delayed until late-February. Due to new legislation the IRS will delay processing returns until February 15 and they have stated they do not anticipate refunds arriving in bank accounts or on prepaid cards until February 27.…

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5 Common Bankruptcy Myths

By utahbklawyer | Jan 24, 2017

Here are 5 common myths that that I hear all the time from people that I consult with: Myth #1: You Can Declare Bankruptcy by Saying It in Public In an episode of The Office, when Michael Scott’s finances are tight, he screams, “I declare bankruptcy!” His accountant Oscar says, “Hey, I just want you…

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By utahbklawyer | Jan 10, 2017

We are pleased to launch our new website. Please come back often and read our industry related news and information.

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"10 Best" Bankruptcy Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

By utahbklawyer | Sep 22, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Orem, UT – The Utah Law Firm of Douglas Barrett, LLC was recently named as one of the “10 Best” Bankruptcy Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC) an impartial third party rating service. In the September 2016 announcement the AIOLC noted that the firm was recognized for outstanding client…

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