How will my Inheritance be Treated in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Whether your inheritance will be turned over in a Utah Chapter 7 Bankruptcy depends on two things:

  1. The date you became entitled to the inheritance; and
  2. Whether the inheritance is exempt

The general rule is an...

Direct Payments Made by Creditors for Secured Claims

Upon confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, any secured debt in which a debtor is making direct payments the following will occur:

  1. The automatic stay under 11 USC 362 and 11 USC 1301 is terminated as to the collateral of the secured...

What Actions Must a Debt Collector Avoid

Even if you owe the money, there are some actions that a debt collector cannot take pursuant to the Fair Debt Collect Practices Act.

  1. A debt collector may only contact you between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. The debt collector...

What is the automatic stay?

Upon the filing of your Chapter 7  or 13 Bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into place which means that most creditors are prohibited from taking any action to collect a debt that you owe. If a creditor tries to collect a debt in violation of...