Not everyone who comes to me for help wants to file bankruptcy. Their problem isn’t that they’re dealing with overwhelming debt, but they are having trouble buying a car or a home because of errors on their credit report. Oftentimes, there are still debts showing as owing even after they have filed bankruptcy, or someone has…Read more
Although there are strict rules when it comes to collecting a debt, you can’t always rely on debt collectors to follow them. Unfortunately, there are debt collectors out there who will take advantage of your confusion and anxiety about dealing with them and are more than happy to accept your payment for a debt that…Read more
The Supreme Court recently held that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under §506(d) when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor’s claim is both secured by a lien and allowed under §502 of the…Read more
Contrary to what many people think, bankruptcy can sometimes be the best way to improve your credit score if it has been brought down by an inability to pay your debts. If you decide to file bankruptcy, there are some steps you can take to improve your credit score. By following these steps, I have…Read more
Denver, Colorado bankruptcy lawyer Peter Mullison discusses the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process in Colorado. How Can Bankruptcy Help Me? Will Bankruptcy Get Rid Of All My Debts? Will Bankruptcy Stop My Paycheck From Being Garnished?
More times a week than I would care to calculate, I’ll sit down with someone who starts their story with, “I got a divorce and it wasn’t until after we divorced that I realized what kinds of debt he/she had racked up. I let him/her handle all the financial stuff. I trusted him/her.” Now that…Read more
On July 1, 2015, new laws went into effect that increase the amount of certain exemptions in Colorado that protect real estate and personal belongings when someone files bankruptcy. Exemptions are the rules that protect personal belongings up to a certain value and the equity someone has in their residence. In other words, exemptions keep…Read more
One of the benefits of filing bankruptcy is the protection it offers from the actions of your creditors. The second we file your petition with the bankruptcy court, creditors can’t take any collection action. They can’t call you, sue you, or garnish you. What this means is that, if you haven’t already, you can stop…Read more
In this video, Denver, Colorado bankruptcy attorney Peter Mullison discusses the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process in Colorado. You can learn more about the bankruptcy process here: How Can Bankruptcy Help Me? What Does It Cost To File Bankruptcy? What Is The Difference Between Chapter 7 And Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Talk to any bankruptcy attorney who has been practicing long enough, and she’ll tell you that there are three main reasons someone turns to bankruptcy to straighten out their financial affairs: unemployment, divorce, and overwhelming medical debt. Of course, there are exceptions. I had a consultation recently that reminded me that people turn to bankruptcy…Read more