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What is the timeline for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Utah?

By utahbklawyer | Jul 10, 2017

Most of my clients have not previously filed for bankruptcy.  One of the most common questions we get is about the general timeline and process for a typical Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  In general, Chapter 7 is the quickest bankruptcy to complete.  The typical Chapter 7 case is completed within 90 to 180 days of the…

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What do I need to tell my attorney?

By utahbklawyer | Jul 3, 2017

I know no one enjoys going to a stranger and telling all.  However when you are considering filing for relief from your creditors its advised that you have a trusted advocate on your side.  Finding an lawyer that you can trust that is near you is always helpful. At the Law Office of Douglas Barrett,…

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Utah Bankruptcy Guy – How to find our new office

By utahbklawyer | Jun 25, 2017

After more than 17 years at our old location we are excited to announce that we have moved.  Our new office is easier to find with great parking.  We are now in the heart of all the great new things happening in Orem just off the University Parkway.  Our address is: Law Office of Douglas…

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Three Ways To Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Apr 24, 2017

Good financial habits must be cultivated and maintained over time in order to raise your credit score after you file for bankruptcy. Here are three simple steps that can help you improve your credit rating. 1.Pay your debts early and religiously to make sure you are always in good standing. 2.Getting a secured, affordable loan and paying it back…

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Your Retierment Account in Bankruptcy

By utahbklawyer | Apr 13, 2017

In Utah when facing a debt crisis, the decision to use or not to use your retirement account to bail you out of the crisis is an important one. Too often we see prospective bankruptcy clients come into the office who have just recently cashed in their retirement accounts in an attempt help them survive their financial problems only to realize that…

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Can I have too much debt to file for bankruptcy?

By utahbklawyer | Apr 5, 2017

This is a common question here at the office: Is there a certain amount of debt that somebody needs to have before they can file a Utah bankruptcy. The answer is that there is no minimum amount of debt that is required to file for bankruptcy protection.  Sometimes you can actually have too much debt to…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

By utahbklawyer | Mar 25, 2017

More often than not divorce and financial difficulties go hand in hand. If you think about it this makes sense, because when two people who had previously been sharing at least some of their living expenses decide to part ways and establish separate households, each of them becomes responsible for paying for everything that they then…

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If I'm married do I have to file bankruptcy with my spouse?

By utahbklawyer | Mar 21, 2017

No, the United States Bankruptcy code does not require married couples to file together. However, in most of the cases I see, both spouses usually choose to file together. But there are exceptions, such as recent newlyweds, sometimes only one spouse files thereby preserving the credit standing of the other, non-filing spouse. You do need to…

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Will I lose my car if I file for bankruptcy?

By utahbklawyer | Mar 15, 2017

I get this question all the time. “I need my car to get to work – will I lose it if I file for bankruptcy?” That’s a loaded question and hard to answer in 30 seconds. What you need to understand that every case is different but in most cases you can choose a type…

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