Located in the heart of Utah County, the bankruptcy law firm of Capstone Law has opened an office in Orem, Utah. The opening extends Capstone Law’s physical presence into Utah County.Capstone Law has long served Utah County residents with chapter 7 and chapter 13 online bankruptcy services. Now Utah County residents can chose to either have an […]
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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 in Utah 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; […]
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 past-due rent and perhaps avoid immediate eviction; […]
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 […]
What Is a Reaffirmation Agreement? A reaffirmation agreement is an agreement by which the debtor agrees to remain personally liable for a debt post-bankruptcy. A reaffirmation agreement essentially eliminates the benefit of filing for bankruptcy for that one specific debt. Because reaffirming a debt undermines the most basic benefit of filing for bankruptcy, we generally discourage […]
Ever wondered why is bankruptcy a Constitutional Principle? The United States constitution has only 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. Article 1, Section 8 of the constitution grants Congress the power “To establish…uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.” The […]
Once a chapter 13 bankruptcy case is filed, the automatic stay prevents creditors from legally foreclosing, garnishing, repossessing or collecting against the debtor or any individual joint debtors. As part of the chapter 13 filing, the debtor proposes a chapter 13 plan (“Plan”) to reorganize their finances. The Plan will contain provisions to deal with […]
Many of our clients are initially somewhat concerned about the meeting of creditors. The meeting of creditors need not cause substantial concern. Frequently after the meeting our clients will comment that “it wasn’t as bad as I thought”.
One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear in our Utah bankruptcy practice is whether taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. The answer to such a seemingly simple question is actually quite complicated. Some federal and state income taxes may be eligible for discharge under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the bankruptcy […]
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