For information regarding different aspects of bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court and debt relief Utah, we provide these helpful resource links. For further questions regarding your specific situation, contact the Bankruptcy Law Firm of Weekes Law, experienced and skilled Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers proudly serving Provo,Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Logan, Park City and elsewhere across the state of Utah.
Utah Bankruptcy Court – Provides general information about the Utah bankruptcy court, local rules, and public resources.
American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Corner provides general information regarding consumer debt and bankruptcy.
Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is Federal law in the United States that limits and restricts collection activities.
Official Bankruptcy Forms are the Official Bankruptcy Forms from the Administrative Office of the US Courts that must be used in filing a bankruptcy petition.
AnnualCreditReport.com is an official website where consumers can obtain free credit reports from the three national credit-reporting companies.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) provides consumer credit and financial management advice and bankruptcy counseling information.
United States Trustee – Means Test Data provides information that is published by the Census Bureau according to State and family size, and the data is updated each year to determine eligibility in chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The United States Bankruptcy Code is found in 11. U.S.C et seq. Complete publication of the Bankruptcy Code can be found at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/11.
Get a list of credit repair company profiles can be found at https://www.consumeraffairs.com/finance/credit-repair/.
At Weekes Law, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys can guide you through the process of getting a fresh financial start through bankruptcy. Our emphasis is on putting our clients’ needs first and making the process as easy and convenient as possible. If you would like to see how we can help you, please contact us today.
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Bankruptcy protects debtors from collections, garnishment, repossession, foreclosure, eviction, lawsuits, and collection calls. If you are dealing with any of these issues, then bankruptcy may be appropriate for you. If you are dealing with any of the following, bankruptcy may be appropriate:
There are four different chapters of bankruptcy that a person can file: Chapters 7, 11, 12, or 13. The two most common chapters for individuals or couples are Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
Utah Chapter 7 is frequently called a liquidation. Your property is designated either “exempt” property, which is protected, or non-exempt, which is unprotected. Any unprotected property may be sold or liquidated (hence the term liquidation) on behalf of your creditors. Most people that file for chapter 7 don’t lose any property. Find out how our experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you protect your property in bankruptcy. Schedule your free Utah bankruptcy consultation today! Our Tooele Bankruptcy Attorney will help you understand your situation and guide you through the entire process.
Utah Chapter 13 is a debt consolidation and repayment plan based on your disposable income. Your disposable income is determined by calculating your monthly income and subtracting your monthly necessary expenses. The repayment plan will normally last between 36 and 60 months. Chapter 13 has additional tools to restructure or rehabilitate secured debts like your mortgage, if you are past due, recover a repossessed auto, restructure interest rates, and in some cases reduce the principal balance.
Weekes Law bankruptcy attorneys serve all of the State of Utah. Utah is divided into four regions for creditor meetings: Ogden (Northern), Salt Lake City (Central), Provo (South Central), and St. George (Southern). Our bankruptcy attorneys regularly appear in and are familiar with the trustees in each district. The district is determined by the home address provided to the Bankruptcy Court at the time the bankruptcy case is filed.
OGDEN – The Ogden region covers Weber, Morgan, Box Elder, Rich, Cache, and parts of Davis Counties. So residents from Logan to Layton will all be assigned to Ogden. Sometimes residents of Bountiful will be assigned to Ogden and other times we’ve seen them assigned to Salt Lake. When the meetings are conducted in person, the meetings are held at the James V. Hansen Federal Building.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City region includes Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit and sometimes some residents in Davis Counties. When the meetings are conducted in person, the meetings are held at the office building located at 405 South Main Street, Suite 250 in Salt Lake City. This is NOT the Bankruptcy Court that is across and up the street a half a block.
PROVO– The Provo region includes Utah, Wasatch (Heber), Duchesne, Uintah, Juab, Sanpete, Carbon, Millard, Sevier, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties. When the meetings are conducted in person, the meetings are held at the Provo Library.
ST. GEORGE – The Saint George region includes Beaver, Piute, Wayne, Iron, Garfield, Kane, and Washington Counties. When the meetings are conducted in person, the meetings are held at the Justice Court building at 87 North 200 East.
We frequent get asked whether bankruptcy is dishonest or unethical. In our experience the overwhelming majority of people who file bankrutpcy are honest, hard-working and upstanding people. Most people file bankruptcy as a result of unexpected medical bills, the loss of a job, divorce, or some other unexpected and frequently uncontrollable event. The framers of the United States Constitution specifically provided for a uniform system of bankruptcy to deal with this issue. Bankruptcy is both honest and ethical. To read more about why Bankruptcy was part of our Federal Constitution, read our blog article Does Filing For Bankruptcy Mean You’re Dishonest or Unethical?
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