Which county in Utah has the most bankruptcies? The list might surprise you

Published: Tuesday, July 17 2012 6:47 a.m. MDT

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"This enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts for a period of three to five years. The repayment period depends on the debtor's monthly income as compared to the applicable state median. During this repayment period, the law forbids creditors from starting or continuing collection efforts," according to Investopedia.

"A Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers individuals a number of advantages over Chapter 7, the most important being that it offers them an opportunity to save their homes from foreclosure.

"Chapter 13 also allows individuals to reschedule secured debts - except for a mortgage on their primary residence - and extend them over the life of the plan, which may lower their payments. In addition, Chapter 13 has a special provision that may protect co-signers, and also acts like a consolidation plan under which plan payments are made to a trustee who distributes them to creditors," according to Investopedia.
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Orem, UT

Wow, you really captured the essence of Davis County with that picture of a... parking lot?

Spanish Fork, UT

What a blow to the Utah County image. The Utah County haters must be apoplectic in response.

On the serious side, declaring Chapter 7 for a business is almost NEVER a good idea for all that can be accomplished in Chap. 7 can be done outside of the courts. The ONLY winners in Chap 7 are the Trustees assigned to the case. They'll spend all of the money that is collected for their fees, real or imagined (called "legal theory being explored").

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