Denver Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Rising Home Prices Cause Careful Review of Home Equity in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

When you file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, your home equity is protected under the homestead exemption, which is a law that protects your home. The amount protected in Colorado is $60,000, or $90,000 if you are over 60 or are disabled. Since values were flat after 2008, and most folks had little or no equity in […]

A Few Tips on How to Rebuild Credit after Bankruptcy

Once you have filed bankruptcy and received your fresh financial start, most folks are excited to take the steps necessary to rebuild their credit. The Denver Post recently had an article (July 27, 2014) that we feel outlines well the steps necessary to take a pro-active step towards getting back on your feet financially when […]

One of the things I feel best about in my practice of helping people file chapter 7 Bankruptcy for over twenty five years is the significant psychological relief that clients feel after visiting the office, getting good advice, and freeing themselves of crippling debt problems. The psychological impact of out of control debt is devastating! […]

Payday Loan Collectors Get Very Aggressive: What Can They Really Do?

Lately, several clients have contacted me about emails and phone calls they are getting from payday loan collectors for debts many years old threatening them with arrest and jail for check fraud. I believe that many of these companies have set up sleazy phone banks to “stir the ashes” of old debts and scare people […]

How Do I Tell My Kids or Other Family Members about My Bankruptcy?

People are often embarrassed about bankruptcy and are afraid to tell their kids or other family members what’s going on. They feel like a failure and don’t want to burden family members with their problems. After over twenty-five years of filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcies in Denver, I know that the best way to deal with […]

I Want to Buy A House: Will Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Help?

Many people visit us after being turned down for a home loan. Their credit is just too bad. They are surprised because much of the debt is quite old and they feel they can afford a house based on their current income. The problem is that the debt doesn’t just go away and many collectors […]

At Mile High Bankruptcy, we have always prided ourselves with providing the best work we are able to do for our clients. Fairness, excellence, compassion, and strength are not just words to us, but commitments to excellence that we live by every day. In 2014, the Martindale-Hubbell organization—a powerful legal group serving lawyers and clients […]

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 […]