You need to understand that when employer gets that wage garnishment order, by law they must begin withholding 25% of your take-home pay right away. The papers say there is a period of time before a response is due but that just means your employer has to keep the money collected until they get an order telling them where to send the money.
In a nutshell you file a Chapter 7 case by submitting a petition in which you disclose all your assets, debts, income and expenses to the court. The documents are reviewed by a series of Trustee’s and at the end of the proceeding, the bankruptcy court issues an order of discharge, and you are no longer liable for applicable debts.
Let’s face it the world changed in early 2020 as the Covid-19 virus got loose. The bankruptcy world has had to adapt and change as well in these challenging times. Many of the changes I feel will be here for a long time. The constant that I see is you have not lost the ability to file bankruptcy its now just changed how it is being handled by the courts and law firms. At the Utah Bankruptcy Guy we have adapted to this new environment. Now might be the easiest it has been to file bankruptcy in the past 15 years.
The different procedures for bankruptcy during Covid-19 seem to vary between law firms and the bankruptcy courts. For example a number of local firms have closed their offices and are not taking clients. We have embraced the new changes and technology that make it so we can still offer high quality, full service bankruptcy to our clients.
Over 65 and broke: Don’t feel guilty. “The number of bankrupt older Americans has surged in recent years, a sign of widespread financial distress and a shrinking social safety net”, according to a research study recently released. In the study of bankruptcy filers it found using data, from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, more than a… Continue reading Over 65 and broke: Don’t feel guilty
So I have touched on this topic in prior posts but I get asked this question from time to time: Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer? My reply is usually you can but why would you want too? You need to know that filing personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 takes careful… Continue reading Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer?
Eight Interesting Things to Know About Filing Bankruptcy. The following are interesting things to know about filing bankruptcy. The decision to file bankruptcy can be tough so here are eight things you need to consider or know about before you make that decision: 1. Deadlines. Deadlines are critical in bankruptcy court. The rules in bankruptcy… Continue reading 8 Interesting Things to Know About Filing Bankruptcy
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… Continue reading Stop debt collector calls