Statutory Parent-time Options in Utah

In Utah, there are three statutory parent-time (also known as visitation) options designed to accommodate different family situations and needs during and after a divorce. These options are outlined in Utah Code § 30-3-35 (Minimum Parent-Time Schedule), § 30-3-35.1 (Extended Parent-Time for Parents Residing Over 150 Miles Apart), and § 30-3-35.2 (Optional Schedule for Children […]

Understanding Marital Debts in Utah

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In the context of a divorce, determining which debts are considered marital debts is crucial as it influences the division of liabilities between spouses. In Utah, marital debts are generally defined as those incurred by either spouse during the course of the marriage, regardless of whose name is on the debt. These debts are presumed […]

Understanding Child Custody in Utah: A Comprehensive Guide

Navigating child custody during a divorce or separation can be one of the most challenging and emotional aspects for parents. In Utah, child custody laws are designed to prioritize the best interests of the child while ensuring fair and equitable arrangements for both parents. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive guide to understanding […]

What Happens If I don’t List a Creditor?

In an ideal bankruptcy case, all the creditors are listed thereby maximizing the debts that are discharged. But, oftentimes the debtor hasn’t received a bill from a hospital or other creditor and the debt is not being reported to a credit bureau, so the debtor is unaware. Will the debt be discharged or will the […]

Weekes Law’s Affordable Bankruptcy Program upheld By Utah Bankruptcy Court

Weekes Law’s Affordable Bankruptcy Program was attacked by the United States Trustee for Region 19, in the District of Utah and by a competing law firm. The opposing parties argued that Capstone’s Affordable Bankruptcy Program violated various bankruptcy rules arising from, inter alia, “(1) the marketing of Zero-Down Chapter 7 bankruptcy services; (2) the bifurcation of bankruptcy […]

The Pitfalls of Joint Ownership

Joint property, also known as joint tenancy, is nothing but an estate planning pitfall. Although joint tenancy has been assailed for years by many estate planning experts, it remains- unfortunately-a very popular form of property ownership. Joint tenancy is a pitfall because you cannot control where such property passes after your death. In joint tenancy, […]

Probate, What Is It and How To Avoid It

You may have heard that probate is somehow bad and that you should avoid it, but you aren’t sure why or how to avoid it. This article provides an overview of probate, the reasons many people want to avoid it, and ways to avoid probate. Probate is the legal process of validating a will and […]

Utah Bankruptcy Terms

Learn Important Utah Personal Bankruptcy Information (Definitions) The following are common Utah bankruptcy terms used on this site regarding personal bankruptcy: Creditor The business or individual that is owed money by a debtor. Debtor Or Debtors The business or individual that owes money to the creditor. Automatic Stay This injunction stops the creditor from attempting […]

Process To File Bankruptcy In Utah: Chapter 7

  Process To File Bankruptcy In Utah Step 1 – Making the Decision to File for Chapter 7 The first step in the process to file bankruptcy in Utah is to consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to increase the advantages of filing for bankruptcy. While bankruptcy isn’t the best solution in every situation, when […]

File Bankruptcy Online in Utah

File Bankruptcy Online in Utah Simply and Conveniently We know that the issues causing you to consider bankruptcy are very difficult and stressful. That’s why we’ve developed a system that makes the process as simple and convenient as possible. You’ll notice the difference with our convenient fully complete online process, you can receive the help […]

Utah Bankruptcy Myths

Get Accurate Utah Bankruptcy Information Utah Debunking Bankruptcy Myths There are many misconceptions circulating about bankruptcy information that affect a person’s decision on whether they should declare bankruptcy. When considering bankruptcy, it is best to get accurate information on bankruptcy from a professional who has the legal expertise to answer all of your questions. We […]

Personal Bankruptcy Information in Utah

Utah Personal Bankruptcy Information (Definitions) Learn about Important… The following are common terms used on this site regarding personal bankruptcy information in Utah: Assets Any property that a business or individual owns. Automatic Stay This injunction stops the creditor from attempting to collect from the debtor. An automatic stay takes effect immediately after the debtor […]

Utah Bankruptcy Means Test

What Is the Bankruptcy Means Test? Utah Means test for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy The Utah Bankruptcy Means Test is an income test to determine if the debtor or debtors qualify to file chapter 7 bankruptcy.To determine whether a debtor is not abusing the bankruptcy system, the debtor must meet the Utah chapter 7 bankruptcy means […]

Utah Bankruptcy Exemptions

Importance of Utah Bankruptcy Exemptions When you file bankruptcy under Utah bankruptcy laws, you want to ensure that you keep all or as many of your assets as possible. Utah bankruptcy exemptions protect certain property that cannot be taken in bankruptcy. The assets that you get to keep under are called exempt property. Non-exempt assets are […]

Bankruptcy FAQs

Bankruptcy Frequently Asked Questions A decision to file for bankruptcy should only be made after determining that bankruptcy is the best way to deal with your financial problems. This article provides an overview of commonly asked questions, but it simply can not explain every aspect of the bankruptcy process. If you still have questions after reading it, […]

Life After Bankruptcy in Utah

Life After Bankruptcy In Utah Will I Be Able To Get A Loan After Bankruptcy In Utah? What is Life after bankruptcy in Utah like? One of the most common questions when contemplating whether to file bankruptcy is: will I be successful in getting a loan after bankruptcy? This is particularly true if you desire […]

Use Tax Refund to pay for Bankruptcy

Every year around tax season our clients ask us how bankruptcy will impact the tax refund they are expecting. Some of the questions posed include: Can I spend my tax refund before filing? Can I use my tax refund to pay for the costs of bankruptcy? Should I file bankruptcy before receiving my tax refund? […]

What To Expect At Your 341 Meeting

341 Meeting Instructions Your section 341 meeting of creditors is approaching, so to help ensure a smooth meeting this video will provide you with instructions relating to that meeting. We’ll cover several things: first, who’s involved; second, what to wear; third, what to bring with you; fourth, how the meeting is conducted; and fifth, what […]

Rental Property in Bankruptcy

What Happens to Rental Property in Bankruptcy One of the most important concerns many of our clients have is how bankruptcy will impact their lease on an apartment of home.  This concern arises in one of two scenarios: (1) the client-debtor has arrearages and is filing bankruptcy, at least in part, to avoid paying the […]

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-sale and wanted to know when she could buy a home after bankruptcy and foreclosure or a […]