covid and bankruptcy

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.

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One of the most common reasons people decide to file for bankruptcy is to stop debt collector calls.  by filing bankruptcy you can immediately stop debt collector calls.  Any collector that still attempts to collect on a debt once they know about your bankruptcy is in violation of 11 U.S.C. Sec 362.  Bankruptcy is a…

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