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Avoiding Tax Refund Headaches in Utah Bankruptcy

If you’re thinking about filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy in Utah, a tax refund can be a big  help or big  headache.  As a Salt Lake, South Jordan and Tooele bankruptcy attorney, I spend a lot of time sitting in meetings where bankruptcy trustees ask bankruptcy debtors about their financial affairs.  And […]

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You Can Still File for Bankruptcy If The Federal Government Shuts Down

If the federal government shuts down this Friday, you will will still be able to file for bankruptcy. The federal court system, which includes bankruptcy courts, has a reserve of non-apportioned funds to continue operating even if Congress fails to fund the budget. Although nonessential court personnel might be furloughed, judges, clerks, and other essential […]

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2010 Tax Refunds and Utah Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

During tax season, one of the issues that I discuss with all of my clients in my Salt Lake City bankruptcy practice is what to do with tax refunds. Under bankruptcy law, when a person files for bankruptcy, a bankruptcy estate is created, and income tax refunds that come from work done before filing the Utah […]

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Utah Bankruptcy Filings Up In 2010

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, 17,968 Utahns and Utah businesses filed for bankruptcy during 2010. The number represents a 24 percent increase compared to 2009. The Tribune article sees the increase as as a sign that “many of [Utah] residents continue to struggle with job losses and too much debt amid an uncertain economy,” […]

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Get Rid of or “Strip Off” Second Mortgage

As I talk with people who are struggling to keep up with their monthly mortgage payments, many people tell me that they could afford to keep their home if they could just get rid of their second mortgage and pay only their first mortgage. If you live in Salt Lake or anywhere in Utah, you […]

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Homelessness In Utah Rising

We don’t have to look very far to see the effects of the economic downturn.  Yesterday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that number of homeless children in Utah has risen by 48%, to nearly 12,000, since 2008, as more an more families are losing their homes during this economic crisis. For people who face overwhelming […]

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