Jeffrey Reid Butler’s Answers

Jeffrey Reid Butler

Salt Lake City Bankruptcy Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Capital One is suing me for unpaid credit card debt. I am out of town. The court date is 7/2/13. How can I change date??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew G Koyle
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Kevin B. Zazzera
    3 lawyer answers

    You may want to call the collection agency representing Capital One and ask for a continuance. They may just say "no", but it's worth a call.

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  2. Can I lose my car in bankruptcy?

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Laura Ferrin
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Lewis P Adams
    4. Karla Burgos
    5. Richard L. Blumenthal
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Laura's answer. Get your vehicle appraised at Erkelens & Olsen in SLC. It may show a lower value. Some people file Chapter 13 bankruptcies if they worry that the vehicle equity exceeds the vehicle exemption. But the attorney should be able to explain how that works.

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  3. I HAVE MEDICAL BILLS AT HOSPITAL I HAVE NOT PAID ON IN SEVEN YEARS , CAN THEY STILL TRY TO COLLECT ? IS THERE A CERTAIN AMOUNT

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Graeme L Abraham
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Robert S Payne
    4. Ryan E. Farnsworth
    5. Brett D Weiss
    5 lawyer answers

    The answers below are correct. Utah has a statute of limitation on how long a written contract can be enforced. When you received medical attention, you most likely signed a document agreeing to pay the medical bills. Utah collection agencies are fairly aggressive attempting to collect on medical bills. You can pull your credit report to see if a creditor had obtained a judgment against you. You should meet with a lawyer and see if you need to look at bankruptcy options.

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  4. I received from the courts a Order of Dismissal for a Chap 7 because I didn't send my paperwk in enough time for pay arrangments

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David Craig Lee
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You should call a bankruptcy lawyer who can review the Order. You will likely need to re-file your case. If you are anticipating a large tax refund in 2014, that refund is likely at risk if you file a Chapter 7. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you weigh the consequences of getting garnished again versus what your tax refund will be.

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  5. Is only the original owner of the debt entitled to be paid in chapter 13

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alan D. Walton
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Collection agencies who buy up debts may file a proof of claim. You can ask your attorney to show you the creditors who filed a proof of claim.

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  6. Im a bankruptcy preparer and the trustee is coming after me should I hire an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    2. Gary D. Bollinger
    3. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to call an attorney quickly. There can be various reasons why a trustee would be "coming after" you, including the unauthorized practice of law. Most attorneys will offer consultations. This is a serious matter.

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  7. Can an agent given power of attorney perform bank transaction from the principal's funds to pay what the principal owe her?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    1 lawyer answer

    You may want to have an attorney look more into this. When a person has POA authority, that person owes a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of those affected by the POA. You live in St. George and may want to find an attorney in your community who can help assess whether your sister-in-law is acting appropriately.

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  8. Our main mortgage was paid in full, when we filed chpt 13, but we have a heloc that matured during our bankruptcy...what now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    2. Brian Crozier Whitaker
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    4 lawyer answers

    I also agree with Mr. Whitaker. He's from San Diego and we live in Utah; but a lot of the bankruptcy rules apply in both states. Have you talked with you bankruptcy attorney who prepared your Chapter 13 case? That's probably the best place to start. He probably won't charge you to review your case. You can also call my office and we can provide a free review of your Chapter 13 case. After that, though, we would likely still refer you back to the original bankruptcy attorney who filed your...

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  9. Im being sued after almost 3 years by an old apartment complex. what are my rights?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2 lawyer answers

    You probably need to talk with an attorney. If you signed a written contract to rent an apartment and later breach that contract, the apartment complex may have up to 6 years to collect on the lost rent minus any damage deposit you had paid. There are some very aggressive collection agencies and collection lawyers who take former tenants to court. If they win at court, they will likely try to collect on that judgment by garnishing your wages. Talk with an attorney and he can review the old...

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  10. Does a father have legal rights to a daughter he as had no contact with?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    2. Charles Ahlstrom
    2 lawyer answers

    I understand that he had had no phyical contact with her in the past. Since the niece's father has his wages getting garnished, does he have an interest in seeing her now? You should probably call a Utah child custody attorney and schedule a consultation. Some law firms, like my office, offer free consults.

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