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
Bankruptcy during quarantine changes have been much the same as the other changes in society. Bankruptcy lawyers have been considered essential workers in Utah and most bankruptcy court sessions and hearing meetings continue however they are now usually on the telephone. Utah bankruptcy during quarantine currently involves 341 meeting of creditors over the phone. At our office, open hours have maintained the same, as of the number of staff answering calls, arranging appointments and preparing bankruptcy cases. We offer, and will continue to offer free virtual consultations using Zoom or Skype. Much of the paperwork during bankruptcy in quarantine is the same but has been transposed to an online fillable format. In several cases bankruptcy during quarantine has eased the bankruptcy process overall as electronic and virtual features have sped up the process and eliminated travel time for clients to attend hearings.
Lets face it the task of gathering up your entire financial history and organizing it for a bankruptcy attorney sounds like as much fun as going to the dentist – not the good dentist – but the one that never gives enough mouth numbing stuff before they start to drill…we have been there and we… Continue reading The Bankruptcy Lab
In order to determine what bankruptcy can i file for or if you are eligible for bankruptcy, you must take the means test. in 2005 Congress made major changes to the bankruptcy laws via changes to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. One of the new changes was something called the “Means Test”. The means test will… Continue reading What bankruptcy can I file
A call came into the office today asking this question. So when does a bankruptcy case get finished? Unfortunately, a discharge of debt does not close a bankruptcy case. Before your case is closed, a Trustee must liquidate non-exempt assets to pay your creditors and see all other legal matters resolved. This process can… Continue reading When will my bankruptcy case be over?
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… Continue reading Was your Utah Bankruptcy Case Prepared in India or Mexico?
Some people come to see their income tax refunds as a yearly bonus. In reality these refunds are usually caused by a taxpayer having paid too much in taxes during the past year. Sometimes people have even come to rely upon these refunds for planned yearly spending to catch up on bills, go on vacation,… Continue reading Income Tax Refunds and Utah Bankruptcy
The following are situations in which someone might want to consider bankruptcy as an option when faced with litigation where: • the outcome is not likely to be favorable; • the cost of defense is crippling; • the possibility of a judgment in excess of the Chapter 13 debt limits; or • findings of fraud are likely.… Continue reading Why should I file a Preemptive Bankruptcy?