Denver Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

New to Denver? Bankruptcy Issues when you Move to Colorado

As we all know, Denver’s population has exploded in recent years. Many people arrive here seeking a better life, but often have debts from the past that they do not want to follow them to their new home. Bankruptcy law is a Federal law meaning it is available in any state. A few rules do […]

End of Year Bankruptcy and Tax Refunds

Towards the end of the year we have observed that collection action increases as collection agencies and banks work to meet year-end collection quotas. This is especially hard on folks with families who are trying to get by and enjoy the holidays but who are getting increased calls and pressure from creditors. Hiring a Denver […]

Independence Day and Bankruptcy

I am writing this on the Fourth of July, a great holiday celebrating our country’s independence, and see the language of independence and freedom as words we use every day in our law practice—bankruptcy results in freedom from debt and a new life of independence from the pain and burden of financial troubles. So, just […]

I have noticed over the years that one of the greatest benefits of chapter 7 bankruptcy for those whose income is based on commission sales, or who are self employed, is the release of the tension involved with crushing debt, and the corresponding freedom people feel to go out and make more money. This is […]

On July 1, 2015, the Colorado Exemption laws were changed to increase the dollar amount of much of the property a person can protect when filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This is very good news as these amounts have not been increased in many years, despite inflation and the rising value of real estate. Perhaps […]

Booming Economy Puts the Squeeze on the Middle Class

CHAPTER 7 CAN PROVIDE RELIEF. I wrote a few weeks ago about rising rents and costs in the supposedly improving economy. Yes, certain indicators show things are improving, but PRICES are not keeping up with costs, and increased debt loads for working families are squeezing people harder than ever before. Yesterday, the stock market hit […]

Many divorces are partially caused by money problems. We at Mile High Bankruptcy believe that it is often best to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy together before the divorce to remove the arguments over who pays which debts from the divorce, so the parties can concentrate on important issues such as property settlements and issues related […]

Bankruptcy Relief: Consumer Debt Rising to Record Levels Again

Consumer debt increased in America for the third straight quarter up to an astonishing $11.52 trillion. Credit card debt alone rose $28 billion in the second quarter alone. Spending is up. He stock market is up. And many economists say this is because the economy is growing and people are confident and therefore spending more. […]

Bankruptcy Can Help People with Large Student Loans Buy a House

The Denver Post published an article on August 17, 2014 noting that large student loan debt is preventing many prospective first time homebuyers from buying a house. When the bank reviews an application with high student loans, they reject it because the debt to income ratio is too high. If a person has a car […]

Why Are People Afraid to Call a Bankruptcy Lawyer When Drowning in Debt?

People are afraid of bankruptcy. They think they have done something wrong and they will be punished. They worry that they will be embarrassed, that someone will come and take their things, that the process will be painful and disturbing. So they wait years sometimes, suffering with crushing debt, before finally calling a lawyer and […]