Bankruptcy Court Information For Saint George, UT

Saint George, Utah 84770
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Residents of Washington County, Utah file bankruptcy in Utah District Bankruptcy Court

2 courthouses serve the Utah District Bankruptcy Court.

Review the list of courthouses below and confirm that the one you'd like to use serves Washington County.


Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court

(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date. If a link does not work, go to the home page for the court and look for the materials from there.)

Official Website of the
Utah District Bankruptcy Court

Official Court Website

* Home page

What you'll find there

You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Utah District Bankruptcy Court.

Pre-COVID, you had to go to court, in person, at least once to meet with the bankruptcy trustee for your 341 hearing. During the Coronavirus pandemic, those meetings were typically done by phone or zoom. A few courts may still allow that.


Where To Start

Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:

1. Info on Filing Without an Attorney

Court "Pro Se" Info

Information specific to your district

You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.

Fortunately, the Utah District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Utah District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.

General information about how to file

If you're new to the bankruptcy process, the website of the US Courts Adminstrative Office now offers a basic orentation page for those filing bankruptcy without an attorney. The information inlcudes a Bankruptcy Basics video in English Spanish and Creole. The half hour video is split into chapters so you can go back and review parts that went by too fast the first time.

2. Local Rules

Local Rules - UT

Each court has its own rules about filing procedure, how to list creditor's names and addresses, and they tend to be fussy about it.

You must comply with the details of the process, such as filing dates, filing procedures, fees, and a myriad of other bureaucratic wonderfulness. Depending on how poorly they're written, your court's local rules probably won't make much sense to you. Don't worry. You may not be affected by most of the rules.

However, you will need to follow the rules about filing procedure and how to format the creditors' "mailing matrix" (a list of creditor's names and addresses).

Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Utah District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.

How to File for BankruptcyChapters 6 and 7 of How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy offer more information on what to look for in local rules and how to ask the court clerk for the information you need as you prepare your paperwork and fill in yourforms.

3. Court Forms

Local Forms

Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.

The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.

Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Utah District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.

Other information from the court

Most courts link to a downloadable U.S. Courts publication called "Bankruptcy Basics." This offers a decent overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy -- but has no information about how to actually file or fill in the mountain of forms.

Now most courts also link to a helpful YouTube video created by the Federal Courts that explains the bankruptcy process.

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Courthouses of the Utah District Bankruptcy Court

Review the list of courthouses below and confirm that the one you'd like to use serves Washington County.

Salt Lake City

Court Website info

Street Address: 

US Bankruptcy Court
District of Utah
Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse
350 South Main Street, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Mailing Address: 

US Bankruptcy Court
District of Utah
350 South Main Street, #301
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Maps: Google - Yahoo

Saint George

Court Website info

Note: Court is held at the St. George location, but is not staffed. Please send all mail to the Salt Lake City address
 
Street Address: 

US Bankruptcy Court
District of Utah
5th District Court, State of Utah
206 West Tabernacle Courtroom 2B
St. George, UT 84770

Mailing Address: 

US Bankruptcy Court
District of Utah
350 South Main Street, #301
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

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Utah District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

Source: The U.S Trustee Program - Utah List of Private Trustees by Chapter

UTAH

 

Note: The individuals listed are private parties, not government employees.

 

Steven R. Bailey 
2454 Washington Blvd. 
Ogden, UT 84401 
E-mail: lawoffice@baileylaw.org 
Phone: (801)621-4430 

 

J. Kevin Bird 
384 East 720 South #201 
Orem, UT 84058 
E-mail: kbtrustee@aol.com 
Phone: (801)426-4700 

 

George B. Hofmann, IV 
111 East Broadway, 11th Floor 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
E-mail: trustee@pkhlawyers.com 
Phone: (801) 363-4300 
Fax: (801) 363-4378 

 

Peggy M. Hunt 
222 S. Main Street 
5th Floor 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 
E-mail: hunttrustee@gtlaw.com 
Phone: (801) 478-6906 

 

Philip G. Jones 
1215 South Main 
Orem, UT 84058 
E-mail: trustee@theo7.com 
Phone: (801)224-5750 

 

David L. Miller 
P.O. Box 9 
117 W 200 S 
Farmington, UT 84025 -0009 
E-mail: dlmlawoffice@gmail.com 
Phone: (801) 447-8777 
Fax: (801) 447-0092 

 

Stephen W. Rupp 
15 West South Temple, Suite 1000 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 
E-mail: srupp@mbt-law.com 
Phone: (801)521-4135 

 

Michael F. Thomson 
222 South Main Street 
5th Floor 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 
E-mail: thomsonm@gtlaw.com 
Phone: (801) 478-6900