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Keep My RV In Bankruptcy
Whether or not you will lose your RV if you file for bankruptcy depends on the type of bankruptcy you file and the laws of the state where you live.
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Danger: Don’t Rely on Free Online Bankruptcy Advice
Information is good but remember you need to rely on a local experienced bankruptcy lawyer so you get the best legal outcome possible. 
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How do you get a bankruptcy discharge?
Unless there is litigation involving objections to the bankruptcy discharge, the debtor will usually automatically receive a discharge. The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure provide for the clerk of the bankruptcy court to send via US mail a copy of the order of discharge to all creditors, the U.S. trustee, the trustee in the case,… Continue reading How do you get a bankruptcy discharge?
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Three Important Things Bankruptcy Can Do
As you start to think about bankruptcy, you should understand there are actually five types. For most people a couple of them will be your best option.  The first one and most common is Chapter 7
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5 Ways Your Bankruptcy Could Be Denied
We always say it better to give too much information that too little.  You are seeking forgiveness of your debts and need to approach the process with clean hands.  Rest assured however that if you honestly disclose your required information you should have no problems with the bankruptcy court.
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Tough Financial Challenges
When debt issues arise in Utah, having experienced legal help can provide a path to get into a better situation during a tough financial challenge. Utah has turned to the Utah Bankruptcy Guy during tough financial challenges for more than 25 year.
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Ways To Stop Foreclosure In Utah
Do you see a foreclosure on the horizon?   Here are 5 ways to stop foreclosure before it starts. Foreclosure is a major crisis for most families in Utah.   We can help.  You have options to help keep you and your family from losing your home.   You can get out of debt without losing everything!
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Loan After Your Bankruptcy
The waiting period on getting a loan after your bankruptcy can vary depending on a host of factors, but a big one is the type of bankruptcy you experienced. With a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, lenders typically wait two years after the date of discharge. As for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be eligible for a VA loan just 12 months removed from the filing date.
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Top 10 Questions you may be asked at your 341 Meeting
Top 10 Questions you may be asked at your 341 Meeting of creditors in Utah.  Working with an experienced Utah attorney will help you understand and know how to response to these inquiries. 
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Bankruptcy dollar adjustments
The bankruptcy dollar adjustments are required to take place every three years pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §104. The new dollar amounts reflect an approximate, average 11% increase.
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What happens to my crypto in bankruptcy?
Even though crypto isn’t directly mentioned in the current bankruptcy laws, bankruptcy laws still apply to crypto. Transferring any asset to hide it from creditors is still a fraudulent transfer. Liquidating crypto to pay one creditor to the detriment of the other creditors may still be a preference.
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Can I Stop a Garnishment Once it Starts?
The quickest way to stop a garnishment is to just pay off the debt. However, most people cannot afford to do that, or they would have already done it before the garnishment happened.  For most people the most effective way to stop the garnishment is to file bankruptcy
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What Should I Do I Just Got A Wage Garnishment Notice?
You need to understand that when employer gets that wage garnishment order, by law they must begin withholding 25% of your take-home pay right away. The papers say there is a period of time before a response is due but that just means your employer has to keep the money collected until they get an order telling them where to send the money.
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If You Ain’t Broke We Can’t Fix It!
Filing for bankruptcy isn’t the right decision for everyone. But for individuals who are worried about debt, who want to protect specific property, or who see no other way forward, it can be the best option to bring relief.
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7 Utah Bankruptcy Myths
Learn the facts from the Utah Bankruptcy Guy and avoid the myths out there about bankruptcy.  During the past year, the team here at the office keep t a list of the most common misconceptions floating around Utah about bankruptcy.  In no particular order here we go:
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Tis the season…
All of the team at the Utah Bankruptcy Guy join together and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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What to know: Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
In a nutshell you file a Chapter 7 case by submitting a petition in which you disclose all your assets, debts, income and expenses to the court. The documents are reviewed by a series of Trustee’s and at the end of the proceeding, the bankruptcy court issues an order of discharge, and you are no longer liable for applicable debts.
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Utah Small Business Bankruptcy
Utah small business bankruptcy is considerably more complex than consumer (personal) bankruptcy. Be careful do not accept the “one-size-fits-all” approach most bankruptcy firms employ.  Look for a law firm that will sit down with you discuss whether a Utah small business bankruptcy is your best option.  Work with an attorney that is will to suggest non-bankruptcy options as well as bankruptcy option
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Thankful
Be Thankful Poet Unknown Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your… Continue reading Thankful
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Utah Bankruptcy Property Exemptions
The U.S Bankruptcy Code provides numerous exemptions that allow people filing bankruptcy to shield and keep the property they own. But some states do not use the federal law to protect property in bankruptcy they use the law of the state where the case if filed.  These laws are called exemption laws. 
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When bankruptcy is not good
When you are trying to decide when bankruptcy is not good – it can really help to find a reputable attorney who wants to help you explore your options.  At the Utah Bankruptcy Guy our Attorney Douglas Barret has 20+ years of experience dealing with these issues.
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Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?
Should you consider a Utah Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Absolutely!  There is a reason that Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common type of bankruptcy….
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Who Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
It is important to talk with a bankruptcy attorney to understand the impact of filing bankruptcy with these kinds of debts.  In Utah, check out the Utah Bankruptcy Guy Team we can help.
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Which Bankruptcy is Reorganization
One of the great benefits of this kind of bankruptcy is reorganization which can help you avoid losing your home to a foreclosure especially if you are behind on your mortgage payments.  You can come up with an affordable repayment plan to keep your home even if your lender is unwilling to work with you. 
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What are the benefits to filing bankruptcy
If you’ve ever considered filing bankruptcy, you’ve probably wondered, “What are the benefits to filing bankruptcy?”. This is an important question to ask, and one we are happy to answer. The benefits can be divided up into six different sections.
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Did A Lot of People File Bankruptcy Last Year?
In the year 2020, 544,463 people filed bankruptcy in the United States. That number may seem enormous,  but in reality, Bankruptcy filings in 2020 were the lowest they have been in thirty-five years. This may seem counterintuitive for the type of year 2020 was, but it makes sense when you think more about the government assistance that a lot of people received last year.
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Will filing bankruptcy affect my immigration status
So good news, filing bankruptcy will not affect immigration status, green card or the ability to apply for US Citizenship. The only way it could possibly affect these processes, is if it is found later that you had lied in your bankruptcy case under oath, or left out information in the bankruptcy petition,
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Bankruptcy and Benjamin Franklin
We can learn a lot from Franklin’s perspective. Unhealthy spending habits, lack of discipline and debt can be very cancerous to our lives. So what else has he said on this topic? A well-known quote of his is as follows: “For age and want, save while you may. No morning sun lasts the whole day.”
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Money Talks
Relationship money talks about finances should be happening often in serious relationships. They are especially important when you and your significant other are talking about joining your future together in a marriage. When you get married, your spouse’s financial situation can really affect you.
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Will bankruptcy affect my husband?
Sometimes filing bankruptcy individually isn’t necessarily the best option if you and your spouse share debts, and only one one of you files since debt collectors still have the ability to contact the non-filing spouse regarding debt payments. Filing jointly can be beneficial to your spouse in that situation, because it could protect them from debt collectors.
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Cosigners and Bankruptcy
The idea that Shakespeare is illustrating in Hamlet relates very closely to the modern day concept of being a cosigner to someone else debt. Ever wonder what happens if the guy you cosigned with filed bankruptcy? How does cosigners and bankruptcy work? Let the Utah Bankruptcy Guy explain:
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Will Bankruptcy Save My House
The most common method, used by a mortgage lender to collect on a past due home loan is to foreclose. A foreclosure is the forced sale of someone’s home in order to pay back the debt owed on the mortgage that was used to buy the home. If you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments there are ways to keep your home using the bankruptcy process.
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5 Questions About Bankruptcy With A Car Loan
Here are 5 common questions about bankruptcy with a car loan you want to talk with your attorney about. Since every situation is different an experience bankruptcy attorney will be able to clarify the options… but you should ask them the questions for piece of mind.
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Why file Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
If you’ve ever wondered, “Why file Chapter 13 bankruptcy?” This post might help. Before we can answer that question, however, we will need to learn more about what Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is and what it entails.
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Why file bankruptcy Chapter 7
The Supreme Court has said that “[t]he principal purpose of the Bankruptcy Code is to grant a fresh start to the honest but unfortunate debtor.” The filing of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy puts a stop to most attacks on, and efforts to collect from the debtor. It is also the fastest, simplest and most common type of bankruptcy.
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No Money Left
Large corporations understand the benefits of bankruptcy and may utilize it to keep their company afloat. However, the average person doesn’t usually know that when they have no money left, bankruptcy is actually a safety net. The Utah Law Office of Douglas Barrett offers free personal bankruptcy consultations to discuss what strategies are best for you in your financial situation
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Bankruptcy Unmarried Head of Household
If you are not married but consider yourself the the head of a household how does that work in bankruptcy? As you may know in bankruptcy you must report your household income and household size. It can become complicated. The United States Bankruptcy Trustee typically uses the definition of the IRS to determine household status.
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5 Bankruptcy Terms You Need to Know
Learn these 5 bankruptcy terms you need to know and you be ahead of most non attorney participants in the bankruptcy court system. Using an experienced bankruptcy attorney to help you navigate a complex court system will save you time and money in most circumstances.
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Bankruptcy Today
As the saying goes “only a fool represents himself in court” might sound self-serving coming from an attorney but when you get weekly phone calls from people who filed their own bankruptcy but are in over their head and are seeking for help you might understand why we say this.
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Finding Money for Bankruptcy
You should always continue to pay your living expenses, such as rent and utilities, student loans, and the payment on any property you wish to keep in bankruptcy, such as a house or a car. As for your other bills, it’s wise to keep making your payments until you have consulted with an attorney, learn that you qualify
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Can my bankruptcy be reversed?
There are also time limits for when someone can file a request to have your discharge reversed. Depending on which chapter of bankruptcy you have filed, the deadline is generally a year after your case was discharged, or a year after the case was closed. If the court revokes your bankruptcy discharge, you’ll remain liable for any previously discharged debts. Also, if you committed fraud or otherwise abused the bankruptcy system, you might have to pay fines, forfeit assets, or face criminal prosecution
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Is Bankruptcy Better than Foreclosure
When thinking “is bankruptcy better than foreclosure?”, at the end of the day you need to realize that while sometimes foreclosure might not affect your credit score as much, it still goes on your credit report, leaves you without your home and fails to settle all the other debt you might carry. Meanwhile bankruptcy affects all your debt not just the mortgage loan debt. Bankruptcy tends to be more global financial relief.
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Prepare Bankruptcy Papers Fast
In order to prepare Bankruptcy papers fast, getting together information and documents for your attorney can take a lot of time. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Bankruptcy How Does it Work?
Before your consultation take a moment to refresh yourself on your current financial situation. How much debt are you in? How much is credit card debt? Student loans? Medical debt? What are your biggest financial assets? Have a general idea so that you can relay this information with a bankruptcy attorney in your consultation appointment.
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Should I file bankruptcy
When I talk with a potential client I tell people the facts and point them in the direction that would be best for them financially based on their needs, wants and goals. Just because you talk with me does not mean that you need to file bankruptcy – nothing is written in stone.