Utah Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a way for the debtor to rearrange his or her finances by consolidating the debt, reducing the payment based upon the debtor’s ability to pay and partially repaying the debt over a period of 3 to 5 years. Upon completion of the repayment plan, the debtor’s remaining debt is then discharged.
Stop Foreclosure, Wage Garnishment & Creditor Harassment
Filing bankruptcy 13 allows you to immediately stop foreclosure, repossession of your automobile, and wage garnishments. The bankruptcy automatic stay under chapter 13 immediately stops all collections (similar to a restraining order) by all your creditors, including home foreclosure, repossessions, and wage garnishments.
Who Qualifies For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
If you have a source of reasonably steady income, then you can qualify for chapter 13 bankruptcy. The main requirement for chapter 13 bankruptcy is that the debtor must have sufficient income to pay for his or her basic needs, like food, rent/mortgage, and living expenses and still have sufficient income to make payments according to a court-approved payment plan. An experienced chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer with Weekes Law can help you determine if you should file chapter 13.
Save Your Home & Eliminate Negative Equity
If you owe more on your home or car than its current value (negative equity), we can help you eliminate the negative equity! Chapter 13 bankruptcy provides significant tools to deal with property that is upside down. Our experienced chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine if you qualify, so Free Bankruptcy Evaluation today!
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Utah Bankruptcy FAQs
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:
- Unable to make payments to creditors when the payment is due
- You borrow money to pay debts
- You have or are considering payday loans
- You have lost your job
- You have medical bills that you can’t pay
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 BANKRUPTCY
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 BANKRUPTCY
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.
To find out which chapter of bankruptcy is right for your situation, schedule a free consultation today!
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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