Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates
Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates

Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates

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Introduction: I have been helping clients become free of stressful, debilitating debt and live happier lives for over 24 years. The relief that comes from erasing debt, getting rid of garnishments or automatic withdrawals from checking accounts, or saving your home from foreclosure is really priceless. (Please read to the end.) I hear stories all of the time from clients who have started the bankruptcy process somewhere else but felt like they had been talked down to or never actually talked with an attorney. Some people are just not comfortable having a paralegal or an assistant handling the majority of their case. I understand that and that is why I do all of the work myself, I get to know each client personally. That has been a little more challenging lately with the Covid 19 personal spacing orders, but we still communicate by telephone and email, whatever it takes to make it a more personal experience. I am not condescending and I really do empathize with each and every client's situation because I know the struggle is real. I strive to always be friendly, personable, and compassionate about client's financial issues. I advise my client's about the best possible options and outcomes. I have loved my bankruptcy practice because I have been able to represent clients in one of only a few areas in the law where an attorney can actually feel good about the outcome. I help clients fighting to stay above water, against all odds. Not everyone will have to file for bankruptcy, but for those whose circumstances have changed because of the loss of a job, medical emergency, or other situation beyond their control, bankruptcy is practical, rational and affordable. As hard as it is for clients to make the decision to file at all, most clients are glad they did so that they can live their lives with the peace that comes when creditor calls stop. If you are considering filing bankruptcy I hope you will give me a call, lets talk about the best way to help you out of a bad situation.

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Philip K.

Never done anything like this before, and I will admit I was a little nervous, but Linda made it painless. She also sat with me and explained things during the hearing, and I noticed many other attorneys sitting far apart from their clients. That might not mean much to everyone but it helped calm me down.
Jul 19, 2018
Brandi P.

I was really worried about the cost and the entire process of filing bankruptcy, with Linda's help the process was very easy to understand and get through, and thanks to the payment plan that her office was able to provide me, there was no issue paying for my Bankrupty, I will and have recommended this office to other people who are in the same situation I was in.
Jul 19, 2018
Bryant P.

My experience with linda and Michelle was amazing they were helpful honest and very fun to have as an attorney when you want to file now and pay later thanks again you two
Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates's reply
Thank you!
Oct 24, 2017
Kimberley A.

Personal Bankruptcy Attorney

Linda and Lashelle really know their stuff and they are very friendly. they did not make me feel bad for needing some help.
Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates's reply
Thank you! Bad things happen to good people all the time and we are here to help.
Oct 19, 2017
Ronald S.

I really enjoyed working with the staff at Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates. They answered every question, helped all of my needs and made the difficult bankruptcy experience much, much easier. I have referred them to others and will continue to do so. As far as I'm concerned, they are the ONLY people in town qualified because they turned what could have been a terrible situation into something, while necessary, much better.
Utah Bankruptcy Law Advocates's reply
Thank you! We are always here for you!
Aug 31, 2017

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Linda Smith


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We have been offering our most successful payment program for the past year and we will be continuing forward with it for the indefinite future. We call the program "file now pay later" and it is essentially a zero down plan, where you make monthly payments for up to 12 months. Especially helpful if you are already being garnished for 25% of your take home pay. This plan covers both the attorney's fees for document preparation and filing petition, and the appearance of attorney at the 341 hearing. (Meeting of creditors). All you need to qualify is a job and a bank account. If you have those two things and you need to file bankruptcy right now call us today.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Now due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am meeting clients by telephone and email messaging. I have been doing this successfully for 8 months now and have had many cases discharged and Chapter 13 plans confirmed literally without meeting face to face. I have found that meeting face to face is really unnecessary and I think right now people prefer not to meet face to face. In addition, right now all hearings are held by telephone or by Zoom meetings so you can file and be home throughout the process. New but kind of nice for the time being. (I'm not complaining). Saves us both a trip downtown to meet directly with the Trustees. This is especially nice for client's in outlying areas like Vernal, Duchesne, Brigham City, Price and St. George (you get the picture).

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I was born and raised in SLC, but attended law school in California. I earned my Juris Doctor at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California in 1995, and then returned to Salt Lake City and I have been practicing law, including bankruptcy ever since. I am a member of the California, Utah and Colorado Bar State Bars (although I am currently inactive in California and Colorado as I don't practice law in those states presently). I went in to bankruptcy because one of my favorite electives in law school was bankruptcy law. When I started my law practice it just made sense to focus on bankruptcy. I don't think everyone appreciates how great it is that we have bankruptcy relief available. Many years ago not paying your debt would land you in debtor's prison.

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