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Bankruptcy | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia | LII / Legal Information Institute

OverviewBankruptcy law provides for the reduction or elimination of certain debts, and can provide a timeline for the repayment of nondischargeable debts over time.  It also permits individuals and o

Utah Courts - Bankruptcy

Utah State Courts public website. Information regarding court locations, rules, opinions, how-to guides, and additional infomation from the Utah State Courts system.

How much does it cost to file bankruptcy in Utah (Chapter 7 or 13)? or What are your attorney’s fees to file bankruptcy?

I hate this question, and to be honest, I’ve put off writing this blog post for over a year.   First off, I will really try to price match, so don’t automatically call the lowest bidd

I just received a lump sum settlement for my personal injury case. Is it safe in my bankruptcy? Is it safe from creditors generally?

Probably yes. I have a client who received a $25,000 settlement from a personal injury case.  She is worried that creditors or even the bk trustee will try to take that money from her.   So

What happens if my bankruptcy case is audited by the U.S. Trustee’s Office (Department of Justice)?

Usually nothing. (Chapter 13 cases get audited as well, but this blog article focuses on Chapter 7 cases). Short answer:  If your case is above median and you draw an audit, they will ask for ban

I have a truck with some good equity in it. Should I sell it before I file bankruptcy?

Most likely yes. Today I received a call from a woman who was laid off from her job after 20 years with the same company.  She was contemplating bankruptcy but had an interesting question for me:

What happened to the chapter 13 trustee payment website for Lon Jenkins in Utah (tfs bill pay)?

It changed. For the last few years, you could make your online chapter 13 plan payment at the trustee website using their bill pay service.  Now, when you click on their “Debtor Payments&rd

What documents do I need to bring to my 341 Meeting of Creditors with the bankruptcy trustee (2017 revisit)?

I covered this in 2014 (see below), and it really hasn’t changed. About a month after we file bankruptcy, we meet with a bankruptcy trustee assigned to your case.  It is his job to determin

Will bankruptcy stop my payroll garnishment for child support (2017 revisit)?

In 2014 I wrote about this (see below) and said, ‘No,” but it’s a little more complicated than that.   Filing bankruptcy won’t affect your normal monthly child support pay

What To Expect At Your 341 Meeting

What To Expect at Your 341 Meeting in Utah 341 Meeting Instructions Your section 341 meeting of creditors is approaching, so to help ensure a smooth meeting this video will provide you with instructio

What happens if I don’t give the bankruptcy trustee my tax refund (revisited)?

I covered this back in 2014 here:  http://robertspaynelaw.com/myutahbankruptcyblog/2014/03/27/what-happens-if-i-dont-give-the-bankruptcy-trustee-my-tax-refund/ Just remember that you don’t

What are the median income figures for bankruptcy in Utah (April 2017)?

I posted this a couple of years back and realized that we need some updated numbers.  Here is the original blog post:  What are the median income figures for bankruptcy in Utah (February 201

When I file bankruptcy, can they sue an authorized user on my credit card?

No (generally).   Generally, when you file bankruptcy as the signatory party on a credit card (the owner of the debt), it wipes out your liability for that debt.  So if you owe American Expr

What Happens to Rental Property in Bankruptcy

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When Can I Buy A Home After Bankruptcy

When Can I Buy A Home After Bankruptcy and Foreclosure? I was speaking with a friend the other day who about a year ago short sold a home following a job loss and related struggles. She had a short-sa

Should I Sign A Reaffirmation Agreement

What Is a Reaffirmation Agreement? A reaffirmation agreement is an agreement by which the debtor agrees to remain personally liable for a debt post-bankruptcy.   A reaffirmation agreement es

Why Is Bankruptcy A Constitutional Principle?

Ever wondered why is bankruptcy a Constitutional Principle? The United States constitution has only 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world

What Happens After You File Chapter 13?

Once a chapter 13 bankruptcy case is filed, the automatic stay prevents creditors from legally foreclosing, garnishing, repossessing or collecting against the debtor or any individual joint debtors. A

What Is a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors?

Many of our clients are initially somewhat concerned about the meeting of creditors.  The meeting of creditors need not cause substantial concern. Frequently after the meeting our clients will co

Are Federal or State Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear in our Utah bankruptcy practice is whether taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. The answer to such a seemingly simple question is actually qui

Increases to Utah Bankruptcy Exemptions

Keep More Property in Bankruptcy The Utah legislature amended the Utah bankruptcy exemptions  in 2013.  Bankruptcy exemptions are the laws that protect property from liquidation in bankruptc

Can I File Bankruptcy Without My Spouse?

Frequently clients need to file for bankruptcy, but want to do so without his or her spouse being affected.  That raises the questions: Can a married person file bankruptcy alone? How is the non-


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