EDUCATIONBrigham Young University: B.S. 2005 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law: Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2009 AWARDSFirst Place Winner: Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium 2009, for authoring “Hands Off My Loot! Why Self-Settled A...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family
John R. Berger is an associate in Durham Jones & Pinegar’s St. George office. His practice focuses on litigation and family law matters. Mr. Berger has handled extensive work in construction defect defense and commercial bankruptcy cases.
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Family, Litigation, Construction & Development
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.