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If You Are Going to Lie, Don't Write it Down

A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court indicated that false representations to creditors about one's financial situation does not necessarily rise to the level of a non-dischargeable debt. Ordinarily, when a person files for bankruptcy

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Chapter 13 vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy — What’s the Difference?

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you get back on your feet if you are struggling under a mountain of debt. However, Chapter 13 bankruptcy also offers an opportunity for a fresh financial start. So what is the difference between these two typ

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Top 3 Personality Traits for Bankruptcy Attorneys​

When choosing a bankruptcy attorney, experience is essential. In Utah, your bankruptcy lawyer also needs a solid understanding of federal laws as well as the regulations and procedures of the local district court in Salt Lake City. While knowled

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4 Reasons Utah Bankruptcy Cases May Be Dismissed

Utah bankruptcy cases aren’t dismissed often, but it happens. If the court dismisses your Chapter 7 case, you won’t receive a discharge. And your creditors will have the right to restart their debt-collection efforts. To avoid this financial nig

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Can You File for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney?

You don’t have to use a bankruptcy attorney to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 in Utah. The law allows you to file as a pro se debtor, which means that you are representing yourself in the legal proceedings. However, just because you can do s

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Tax Refunds — What You Need to Know

After you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, will you be allowed to keep your income tax refund? You may be able to keep your refund — if you plan ahead. To avoid losing your tax refund check, you’ll need to consider the timing of your bankr

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