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The automatic stay

By utahbklawyer | Jun 19, 2018

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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Is bankruptcy like welfare

By utahbklawyer | Jun 18, 2018

While welfare and bankruptcy are both used by people with financial struggles they serve very different purposes. Welfare is provided by state or federal governments for eligible citizens and residents who lack sufficient means to support their own basic needs. Think of it as a small boost of income. (Government gets its funds from taxpayers,…

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When bankruptcy is not an option

By utahbklawyer | Jun 12, 2018

I am a bankruptcy lawyer.  Bankruptcy is what I focus on daily.  So you might think it strange that I would write on the topic of when bankruptcy is not an option.  Believe it or not I tell many of the people I meet with in any given month not to file bankruptcy.  I think…

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Bankruptcy when should you file

By utahbklawyer | May 30, 2018

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

By utahbklawyer | May 21, 2018

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

By utahbklawyer | May 16, 2018

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

By utahbklawyer | May 11, 2018

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

By utahbklawyer | May 2, 2018

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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Debts in Bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Apr 30, 2018

Types of Debts in Bankruptcy There are different types of debts in bankruptcy.  Not all debts are treated the same in bankruptcy since Congress decided that certain types of debts are more important than others types of debts in bankruptcy. As a result, the way bankruptcy affects a particular debt depends on what kind of…

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