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Do I have any rights against a debt collector?

By utahbklawyer | Mar 1, 2017

Most creditors start debt collection efforts with a series of form letters, then they move onto phone calls, and then either a repossession occurs or the debt is referred to a collection agency or an attorney for suit. Most parties that collect debt on behalf of an original creditor are restricted by the Fair Debt…

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Bankrupt and over 65?

By utahbklawyer | Feb 25, 2017

According to a recent report from the Institute for Financial Literacy, bankruptcy filings are on the rise among older Americans. In the past, most retirees who file bankruptcy have been driven into financial ruin by unmanageable medical bills. These days, however, its more likely to be credit card and other consumer debt. Credit card interest and…

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Student Loans and Bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Feb 22, 2017

Student loans are the most common way Utahans use to fund an education, specifically college and graduate school.  They can also provide educational opportunities that you may otherwise not have been able to obtain due to the cost. Sadly in many of the Utah cases that I see college grads are left with a diploma and the crushing financial burden of both…

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Its time to end your debt now!

By utahbklawyer | Feb 20, 2017

Orem – Provo, Utah bankruptcy video just posted to YouTube. It is time to end your debt now!

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What questions should you ask a bankruptcy lawyer at your first consultation?

By utahbklawyer | Feb 16, 2017

When you’re thinking about filing for bankruptcy it’s critical that you hire an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to help you through the process. Most Utah lawyers offer free initial consultations in personal bankruptcy cases. This is good for the consumer since it will give you an opportunity to meet with different lawyers to determine who you…

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Looking for a cheap bankruptcy attorney near you? Something you should know:

By utahbklawyer | Feb 14, 2017

So here is the inside scoop: 1. All bankruptcy attorneys filing in a specific court charge within a few hundred dollars of each other. This goes for the bankruptcy court in Utah. The reason: Bankruptcy fees are disclosed in all cases and they are easily available for viewing on-line by attorneys that work in that…

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Can I File Bankruptcy For My Medical Bills?

By utahbklawyer | Feb 13, 2017

Having overwhelming medical debt is a leading factor that leads to people needing to file a bankruptcy in Utah. In the majority of cases I see this arises from the failure of the debtor to have medical insurance. Even if you have medical coverage it is possible to run up huge medical debts your insurance…

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After filing for bankruptcy do I need to keep paying my house and car payment?

By utahbklawyer | Feb 11, 2017

If you want to keep your house or car after filing for bankruptcy then you need to continue to make monthly payments. The way you make the payment may very depending on the type of bankruptcy you file.  You should make sure your Utah bankruptcy lawyer lets you know how you should be making your payments after your case…

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Three Common Utah Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Mistakes

By utahbklawyer | Feb 9, 2017

These are three of the most common mistakes I see right before someone goes in bankruptcy court: 1. Making A Preference Payment If you owe on credit cards or medical debt and instead of paying that debt you pay on a past-due debt to family within 1 year of filing bankruptcy, that is a preference payment. The…

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