An attorney in New Mexico advised me that it may be possible to file bankruptcy in Colorado under the Homestead Laws for a lien filed from an inaccurate boundary survey judgment. I have questions and need to hire an attorney.
To file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Colorado, you first need to ensure that you qualify by passing the means test, which assesses your income and expenses. Then, you will be required to complete a credit counseling course from an approved provider. Once these steps are taken, you will need to compile...View More
I have a business credit card, and paying off this business credit card is going to take me years. I am okay with declaring bankruptcy on this business credit card and taking the hit to my business credit score as long as the following criteria are assured.
The most important element here is whether you personally guaranteed the business debt. If you did, the business bankruptcy won't wipe out your personal obligation to pay that debt. If the business is solely liable for the debt, which is very rare, there isn't any reason your personal...View More
How can I protect my separate assets (cash, savings, car) from my spouse’s potential future debt claims (IRS seizure, collection lawsuits from business and credit card creditors)? Divorce is not anticipated. This is in Colorado.
This can be a tricky question, and it is my understanding that the answer may vary for different purposes, so it would be wise to also get opinions from a bankruptcy attorney and a tax attorney as well. This answer is going to be from an estate planning and family/divorce perspective. I do not...View More
The company was paid as private contractors. We waited 2 years for them to build the store they promised, but all they ever did was delay. Now they’ve filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy without ever telling us and we don’t know what, if anything, we can do legally to try and recoup our $30k. The... View More
You would have to reduce the cause of action to a judgement by filing a lawsuit and going through that process. This process will depend on the language in any contracts executed or if there was no contract the state procedural and conflict of law rules.
The bankruptcy code is federal and thus the same nationwide. Nuances regarding exemptions can vary from state to state, but the bankruptcy laws under the federal code are uniform throughout the 50 states.
I received a strongly worded letter from a law firm threatening legal action in the form of a lawsuit over an unpaid debt. They also said that it’s been noted that I attempted to basically defraud the collector because I allegedly closed a bank account. (Don’t recall this) The debt itself I am... View More
Client asked atty for casenotes atty said parent isn't entitled and immediately wanted to withdraw from clients case. Atty says they don't know what case notes are. In 15 months never met the attorney face to face and have proof that atty worked against client the entire time. 2 different... View More
Statutes of limitations vary by state. For example in Mississippi, the statute of limitations on an auto loan deficiency is only one year. Under Colorado Revised Statute 13-80-103.5, the statute of limitations is 6 years. This runs from the date of the last payment. The fact that it is...View More
I have gotten my discharge in chapter 7, but I am considering filing for a motion to abandon on my house. I’ve lost my job and need to get something more affordable. I am worried that since the housing market is up, it will be worth
More now than when I filed. If it does, and I get more... View More
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