Pandemic-Related Debt, Utah Courts, And Filing Bankruptcy In Utah

Pandemic-Related Debt, Utah Courts, And Filing Bankruptcy In Utah

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify, Utah’s state and federal court systems continue to take measures to protect public safety. Judges, lawyers, and court personnel in Utah are attempting to conduct business as close to usual as possible through videoconferencing applications and the simple telephone. Because filing bankruptcy in Utah is an online process, there a few, if any, limitations on the ability of a Utah resident to file a bankruptcy case despite the pandemic’s life-altering effects.

Currently, at least as of the end of November, all but three Utah counties are experiencing a high level of transmission of COVID-19. It is recommended that al Utahns practice physical distancing and wearing a mask unless they are alone or only with members of their same household. Social gatherings should be limited to ten people or fewer.

While the District of Utah Bankruptcy Court remains open during normal business hours, General Order 20-006’s previously imposed changes to court operations have been extended so that all hearings continue to be conducted by telephone.

As but approximately one month remains in 2020 at the time of this writing, most people across the globe are anxious for this year and all its events to become images in our collective human rear-view mirrors. Millions are unemployed and experiencing their debt surmount and become burdensome if not overwhelming. The current financial burdens in America have made it difficult for many to acquire necessities like medical care.

Unfortunately, it is far too common that people become financially insolvent because of substantial medical expenses that they incur when they are experiencing other significant personal problems such as unemployment or the effects of a global pandemic. Fortunately, there is a simple solution for managing medical debts through bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an excellent way to eliminate any type of debt that may have unexpectedly arisen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hearings, § 341 meetings, and other court dates are being held telephonically at all locations of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah. However, the current procedures that are in force have been no reason for anyone in Utah who needs a fresh start to delay filing a bankruptcy case. All bankruptcy cases are initiated and filed through an electronic online process and the Morrison Law Group is available for expert and experienced assistance.

The Morrison Law Group’s website contains everything you need to help anyone file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. The Morrison Law Group is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our attorneys and staff are standing by and ready to help any Utah resident file a bankruptcy case from the comfort and safety of their home. Each of our locations in Ogden, Logan, Sandy, and St. George are set up so you can do everything from the comfort and safety of home. Call 801.456.9933 today to schedule a free consultation. We are Utah’s only statewide bankruptcy law firm and serve the residents of the counties of Weber, Cache, Salt Lake, Utah, Morgan, Davis, Washington, and surrounding areas.

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Theron Morrison

Utah’s top bankruptcy and consumer protection attorney.