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What are bankruptcy judges

By utahbklawyer | Jul 13, 2018

What are bankruptcy judges.  In the United States bankruptcy judges are appointed by the majority of judges in the U.S Court of Appeals for that U.S district court. What are bankruptcy judges are judicial officers.  They are appointed for a period of 14 years and every 14 years need to submit recommendations about the number…

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Do I need credit after bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Jul 11, 2018

Many times I am asked do I need credit after bankruptcy?  If you have just filed a Chapter 7  or Chapter 13 bankruptcy due to financial problems with credit, creditors and/or credit cards or overwhelming medical debt you may have said to yourself that you will never no way no how use credit again. Most…

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What happens on your credit report when you file bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Jun 29, 2018

One common question I hear is what happens on your credit report when you file bankruptcy ?  The first thing you need to realize is bankruptcy filings are a public record. The fact you filed for bankruptcy can legally be listed on your credit reports. As long as it is listed on your report your…

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Secured versus unsecured creditors

By utahbklawyer | Jun 25, 2018

TYPES OF CREDITORS To understand bankruptcy, credit and debt it helps if you understand the different types of parties involved in the process.  So lets focus in this posing on creditors. It is also important to understand the different types of debt in a bankruptcy. So lets focus on Secured versus Unsecured Creditors. SECURED CREDITORS…

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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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