Utah Bankruptcy

Utah Bankrtupcy information to help you decide the best solution for your situation. Check out the information on how to best prepare for bankruptcy in Utah.

Do I have to keep paying my car loan after I file for bankruptcy?

Only if you want to keep the car. If you stop paying for it, they will repossess it. When you file a chapter 7 case, you check a box on your paperwork that says “reaffirm” or “surrender.” If y

What happens to your car or truck lease when you file bankruptcy (video)?

Copyright © Robert S. Payne, Utah Bankruptcy Attorney. All Rights ReservedWhat happens to your car or truck lease when you file bankruptcy (video)? was first posted on January 25, 2022 at 10:03 am.

What happens to my criminal restitution and bail bonds when I file bankruptcy? (video)

Copyright © Robert S. Payne, Utah Bankruptcy Attorney. All Rights ReservedWhat happens to my criminal restitution and bail bonds when I file bankruptcy? (video) was first posted on March 11, 2022

U.S. Code: Title 11 | U.S. Code | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

This title was enacted by Pub. L. 95–598, title I, § 101, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2549

Bankruptcy Basics | United States Courts

Bankruptcy Basics provides general information about federal bankruptcy laws and the bankruptcy process. It is not a guide for filing a bankruptcy case.

I just wrecked my car (and someone else’s). Will bankruptcy take care of that?

Yes, unless you were doing something really, really bad. When you file bankruptcy, most debts can be discharged (wiped out). Some debts have a priority status, like most taxes, student loans, child su

What happens if I do not reaffirm my home mortgage or my car loan? And why do they say I can make “voluntary payments” if I want to?

Short answer: you can generally keep the car or home, so long as you keep paying on the loan Long answer: It’s complicated. When you file bankruptcy, it generally discharges, or wipes out, almost al

Is my ex-wife or ex-husband going to find out that I filed bankruptcy and/or why do I have to list my ex as a creditor in my case? (video)

Copyright © Robert S. Payne, Utah Bankruptcy Attorney. All Rights ReservedIs my ex-wife or ex-husband going to find out that I filed bankruptcy and/or why do I have to list my ex as a creditor in m

What happens to my 2021 tax refund if I file bankruptcy in 2022?

You lose it, unless you spend it first. But you won’t lose those pandemic relief tax monies (see below). Some states will give you an exemption to protect your tax refund monies. Utah is not one of

Can the bankruptcy trustee take my spouse’s property if I’m the only one who filed bankruptcy?

Maybe. It comes down to a lot of factors, but if you want to boil it down to a simple test, here it is: if it smells funny, then you’ve got a problem. If the property is clearly your spouse’s, was

Can I discharge unemployment overpayments in bankruptcy (state unemployment and pandemic PUA)?

Maybe. Short answer: You can discharge unemployment overpayments in both a chapter 7 and a chapter 13, but only if they don’t fight you over it for fraud. If they fight you, you’ll lose. Long answ

Can you file bankruptcy if you don’t have all of your paperwork ready to go? (skeletal petition) (video)

Utah bankruptcy attorney Robert S. Payne discusses how you can file a skeletal bankruptcy case (a skeleton) to stop a garnishment, foreclosure, or repossession even if you haven’t finished gathering

Dealing With Credit Cards and Medical Bills With a Debt Settlement Attorney

If you own a large sum of unsecured debt then a debt settlement attorney can help to reduce the amount that you owe by negotiating with your creditors. Unsecured debt generally is a debt that did not

Debt Settlement Attorney – Why Should You Hire One?

A debt settlement attorney can legally negotiate with your creditors to lower the total amount you owe them. Unsecured debt, also known as credit card debt, is debt that did not require collateral, l

Chapter Seven Bankruptcy: Is Your Home Ready?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is perhaps the most common form of bankruptcy filed in Utah. Utah bankruptcy attorney will generally prepare a complete bankruptcy petition to have your debts discharged by the b

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Utah

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is probably the most common bankruptcy filing made in Utah. Bankruptcy in Utah involves filing an official bankruptcy petition with the court. You must first seek professional he

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – Getting Out of Debt

When a person is declaring bankruptcy, there are certain proceedings they must undergo prior to the filing. Prior to filing a petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, there are certain things they must do

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – Who Is Eligible?

Are you considering filing for bankruptcy in Utah? Before you do so, you should be aware of the consequences. There are many types of bankruptcy, but Chapter 13 is the one that is most often used in

Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

When is the best time to find a bankruptcy attorney? If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, the sooner the better. Bankruptcy lawyers are available in every state and can help you navigate the

Finding the Right Bankruptcy Attorney

Bankruptcy lawyers are those who specialize in the legal representation of those who have filed for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy attorneys have access to the latest on court rulings as well as the law and

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Attorney?

Choosing a Bankruptcy Attorney can be very intimidating. There are many things to consider when choosing a Bankruptcy Attorney. The first consideration should be what type of bankruptcy is required f

What Does A Bankruptcy Attorney Do?

Bankruptcy attorneys are often a very important part of a person’s overall bankruptcy proceeding. While the bankruptcy code itself is pretty clear and changes rarely occur, it is important for peop

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