As a sole proprietor, filing for bankruptcy in Utah can have significant consequences for your business. Depending on the type of bankruptcy you file, the process can either help you restructure your debts and keep your business running, or result in the liquidation of your assets and the closure of your business.
The treatment of the EIDL loan in a Utah bankruptcy will depend on several factors, including the type of bankruptcy you file (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13), the amount of the loan, and the terms of the loan.
If you are a Utah business owner and are considering bankruptcy, it’s a good idea to consult with a Utah bankruptcy attorney to understand your options and to ensure that you make the best decision for you, your business and your financial future.
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
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.
If your business is organized as a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC), your personal assets are usually protected from business creditors –unless you specifically gave up your so-called “limited liability” protection. Unfortunately, you may have done so if the bank or other creditor required a personal guarantee and/or personal security before loaning you… Continue reading Bankruptcy for LLC
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is part of the United States Federal Court System. As of the writing of this blog there are 94 Bankruptcy Districts in the United States. In all districts there is at least one siting bankruptcy court judge and a clerk of court. Almost all federal bankruptcy districts have more than on… Continue reading What bankruptcy district am I in