Denver Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1, 2014

Clients often get confused over the filing fee for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. How much is it? Is it in addition to the lawyers’ fees? Or is it included in the fee quote? Who gets the money and why do I have to pay it? The Chapter 7 filing fee in Colorado was recently raised from […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Is A Tool for Protecting Your Family

To most people, the word “Bankruptcy” is scary. No one ever expects to file bankruptcy, and facing up to your problems and filing Chapter 7 is filled with complicated emotions and much anxiety. I have seen this in the faces and questions from clients since Mile High Bankruptcy began in 1987. But, Bankruptcy is also […]

Credit Improves After Bankruptcy

For most folks, credit improves after bankruptcy for a very practical reason—you no longer have debts and future creditors can consider your ability to repay (job security, stability of income, security, etc.), rather than worrying about whether you can pay the new debt because of past bills. Car loans and secured credit cards are fairly […]

Yes, we do. While the vast majority of our cases come from the Denver Metro Area, we do many cases from surrounding areas of the state, and some as far away as Durango or Eagle County. The problem for folks outside of the Denver area is logistics. They may have to travel far to see […]

Many single people who want to get married and have substantial debt are worried that their future spouse may be responsible for their debts. Also, people are nervous about getting married to someone with substantial debt for fear they may become liable for simply getting married. At Mile High Bankruptcy we get these questions all […]

No Safety Net for Those Struggling with Their Bills – Chapter 7 Can Help

According to The Denver Post, four in ten families in Colorado lack sufficient reserves to survive three months in a financial emergency. People are living so close to the edge that they are unable to meet basic expenses when hit with a job loss or medical problem that interrupts their income in any way. One […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Foreclosures in Denver

Foreclosures in Metro Denver were down 46% in 2013 according to The Denver Post. I feel this is because of rising house prices that allow a homeowner in trouble to sell their home easier than in the past, and that mortgage payments, while high, are often more reasonable than rent payments which continue to increase. […]

Three things have happened recently that are putting greater stress on Denver’s hardest struggling families. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is even more important now to help these families eliminate debt and relieve some economic pressure. First, the IRS has delayed filing taxes to January 31—about two weeks later than in the past. The folks usually filing […]

What Is The Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a straight forward procedure for eliminating past debts. It generally eliminates all debts except taxes, student loans, child support, and criminal fines and penalties, and is processed and completed relatively quickly. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a payment plan that lasts three to five years. Debts are repaid in whole or in […]

Can I Keep My House if I File Bankruptcy?

Yes, you can generally keep your house in Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you are current in your payments and have $60,000 or less in equity, or $90,000 or less of equity if you are disabled or over 60, but you must be able to keep current, or, if you are behind, get current before filing. […]

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