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The Means Test

The Huffington Post is reporting today that David Adkins (aka “Sinbad”) filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California. Sinbad’s case, in my view, completely underscores the unfairness of the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code known as the Bankruptcy Abuse … Continue reading

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Debtors Prison

credit: http://philoforchange.wordpress.com There was a great article in the Salt Lake Tribune today about small claims courts and bench warrants. The article discusses several cases where debtors were locked up in handcuffs upon entering the court house to argue their … Continue reading

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Utah legislature increasing bankruptcy exemptions

The Utah Legislature is about the pass a bill that increases the following exemption amounts for personal bankruptcy: Increases homestead exemption from $20,000 to $30,000 per individual; Increases vehicle exemption from $2500 to $3000 per individual; Increases furniture and other … Continue reading

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The Personal Guarantee

Stop the presses- the porn industry is suffering. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the porn icon “Girls Gone Wild” (“GGW”) is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to protect its assets against one of its bigest … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Apologies?

Katy Stech of the The Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting piece today regarding Apologies in Bankruptcy. (Find the article here) In the article, she cites a study done by two law professors wherein they study the effectiveness of debtors … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy filings decline in 2012

Bankruptcy filings decline in 2012 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Utah Clerk David Sime reported that Utahns filed 16,263 bankruptcies last year, a 12 percent decline from 2011, and first drop since shortly after Congress revamped the nation’s bankruptcy law in late … Continue reading

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Protecting co-debtors in bankruptcy

At some point in our lives, we usually need somebody to co-sign on a loan with us. In 2003 I returned home from a two year mission with my church in India. When I got home, I had no car, … Continue reading

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Sorry, Cupcake

  Job Losses in Ogden The Deseret News is reporting today that Hostess may be forced to close its doors at its factory location in Ogden. Due to a dispute between the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union … Continue reading

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Let Detroit Go Bankrupt!

If you have been paying attention to the presidential campaign here in the United States the past few weeks, or have even watched a television commercial in the past few months, chances are you have heard President Obama attack Mitt … Continue reading

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Free Legal Clinic

Our office is sponsoring a free legal clinic at the Action Recovery Group. Action Recovery Group is a treatment center for chemical dependency located in South Ogden. Read more about the center here. Rick Visser is the main counselor there and he is … Continue reading

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