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26 Jul 2020
We are grateful to be able to serve our clients, especially during these trying times. We are also grateful that The Law Office of Stephen H. Swift, P.C. was recently selected as a Top Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney in Colorado Springs by Colorado Springs STYLE Magazine, for the fourth year in a row. (We were also a Top Attorney in 2014.) This award was based upon a peer-to-peer online survey conducted in conjunction with members of the El Paso County Bar Association. Who was surveyed? Approximately 1,100 licensed attorneys in El Paso County were invited via email to complete the survey,…
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11 Jun 2020
A lot has been written about restoring one's financial fitness after bankruptcy, but bankruptcy does just as much damage to a person's psyche. After bankruptcy, anger and shame are natural emotions, but they don't need to last forever. Many people find that a financial catastrophe like this it is just what they needed to get a fresh start. While this doesn't negate the fact that bankruptcy causes long-term damage to their credit report, one that won't go away yet for seven years, it is still better than continuing along the path they were on. Even if your friends and family…
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26 Apr 2020
Bankruptcy can provide debt relief and a new financial start. But many hard-working people who have gotten in over their heads hesitate to consider this option. They have many misconceptions or needless fears about the bankruptcy process. At the Law Office of Stephen H. Swift, P.C., we have helped thousands of people obtain debt relief, and may be able to help you. Our firm can meet with you by appointment during business hours, and even on an evening or a Saturday upon request. In a free consultation, we can explain the bankruptcy process and help you decide whether a bankruptcy…
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07 Mar 2020
Many of you can immediately save yourself the time involved in reading the rest of this post: if you have unmanageable debt, you need a bankruptcy attorney. There is a wide variety of on the market, such as so-called ‘debt resolution’ agencies and ‘petition preparers’. For the most part, these places will do their best to make you, the customer, feel as if they have everything entirely in hand, and that your filing will be routine. The reality is far from the case. Frequently, the people who work at those agencies are unlicensed, uncertified, and sometimes even untrained! A bankruptcy…
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05 Oct 2017
No one can see the future, and although no one deliberately makes decisions that lead to needing a Southern Colorado bankruptcy lawyer, it happens more frequently than you might think.  Debt accrues interest, fees, and grows beyond what many would ever imagine, and it becomes simply unmanageable. Excessive spending or the use of credit cards is only one possible reason. A lot of the time, unforeseen circumstances arise, like large medical bills for example. This can leave people in financial devastation that can not be undone given the monthly income they make every year.  These are reasons to consider the…
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30 Aug 2017
So many people call a bankruptcy lawyer expecting to file for bankruptcy next week, when in reality there is a process that must be followed. For example, you must receive credit and budget counseling from an approved credit counseling service within the 180 days prior to filing a petition. The credit counseling agency will review other options with you to help you avoid bankruptcy, which should be viewed as a last resort. Some of these agencies will provide counseling via telephone or online, but most people find it more helpful to meet in person. If and when you decide to…
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19 Jun 2017
If you’re like many other Americans, you may think that bankruptcy is just another word for being broke, or not having any money, but in this age of extended credit, how do you define ‘broke’? When do you know when you don’t have any money? This can be a complicated problem, because many people may think to themselves, “well, I have a job and I’m making money, so I’m not broke”. Unfortunately, the sad fact of the matter is that it is possible to be broke, or insolvent, while still earning money from a job. With the practices of today’s…
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