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26 Apr 2020
Is bankruptcy the best option for me? Is bankruptcy the best option for me?

The Bankruptcy Process Featured

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 under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is best for you.  In the meantime, this flowchart will help you get an idea of how the basic bankruptcy process works in Colorado with our bankruptcy firm:

 

 

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What you should bring with you

To take full advantage of your FREE Bankruptcy Consultation, you should bring:

  • Tax returns for the last two years

  • Current pay stubs

  • Copies of your outstanding credit card bills and other debts

  • A list of your monthly expenses

Once you decide to work with our firm, we can take actions to stop all creditor calls, foreclosure actions and impending judgments.  Our firm will then prepare the necessary documents and do everything needed for a successful bankruptcy filing.

 

The Bankruptcy Hearing

You will have to appear once in a bankruptcy hearing. The hearing is a legal proceeding before a bankruptcy trustee, not a judge. Our firm will explain what will happen at this hearing and represent you at all stages of the bankruptcy process.  At the hearing, all you will have to do is answer a few questions honestly. Our firm will do all the rest — seeking to obtain maximum debt relief for you.

 

You Need an Advocate

Although a bankruptcy hearing is conducted in an agreeable and non-threatening atmosphere, the bankruptcy trustee is not your friend. The trustee is paid a commission and therefore has a vested interest in minimizing the amount of debt that is discharged. To obtain maximum debt relief, you need an advocate who will work to protect your rights during the bankruptcy process.

Our firm will stand up for you during the bankruptcy hearing. We essentially hold your hand every step of the way as we navigate through the bankruptcy process.  As a bankruptcy firm in Colorado with experienced professionals, we understand how to use the law to maximize the allowable exemptions and obtain the trustee’s approval of your debt relief plan.

 

Stephen H. Swift

Managing Attorney
Law Office of Stephen H. Swift, P.C.

Client Testimonials

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    "My attorney (Matthew Hansen) is a very kind person.  I felt very confident in his skills. He is very knowledgeable and efficient.  He didn't make me feel embarrassed to be filing for bankruptcy.  Thank you Matthew!  Laura was very friendly, and everyone I interacted with was very nice and helpful as well." 

     

      –  Sherry M., Colorado Springs, CO

     

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    "Steve explained things well so you know what you're doing.  The staff was very helpful with everything, including the paperwork." 

     

      – Raymond & Rhonda P.,                         Colorado Springs, CO

     

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    "From the first time that I entered the office, I was treated with the utmost respect. It was like I had been knowing all of the employees for years!! Every person that I came in contact with was extremely courteous!!!

    I rate my overall experience a 12!! And I wouldn't change a thing on the website.

    Cris is absolutely wonderul!! While Alicia was extremely courteous and humorous!!!  Stephen (Swift) was extremely professional and courteous. One of the nicest gentlemen that I have Had the pleasure of working with. I can't thank him enough."
        

      – Pete, Colorado Springs, CO  

     

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    "Upon my first visit to the office, I was in an unfamiliar part of town.  I was also bewildered and experiencing anxiety.  I was not even sure I should be there or how to proceed in a very new situation where my back was against a wall.  The first person I met in the office was the lovely receptionist.  I have to say that she has the absolutely right demeanor and is extremely successful in her position.  She has a slight but comforting smile and persona.  She is confident but not arrogant in processing the needs of clients.  I do not feel that this is a small achievement in any way.  I feel this person in many ways sets the tone for the office as the gate keeper of the office and emotional clients.  She definitely helped me thru this process with her silent and dedicated service to me, the clients and the office."

     

    John C., Colorado Springs, CO

     

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    "Upon entering Steve's office, one immediately knows they have entered his "zone".  Steve will talk, think, contemplate, then act.  He then spins his chair around, garbs paper, types on the computer and zaps something thru the printer.  Occasionally, a document needs to be scanned or something else from outside the office is needed, and Zap someone appears without having to yell down a hall or call out.  There is definitely a team here that is in sync.  There may be a question out of the blue suddenly or a brief conversation about something else.  The whole time, Steve is on point.  I felt from day one, a trustworthy confidence in placing my future in his hands.  I was not wrong.  I also never once felt rushed, brushed off or that my concerns were not his.  I felt that Steve is in this for me and his clients.  I have a debt, gratitude and confidence in Steve and the Swift team that far exceeds the fees pain." 

     

      – John C., Colorado Springs, CO

     

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    "Thank you to everyone who worked on my case.  My driving priviledges are now restored and I have a fresh start.  I am very grateful to the Swift Law Firm!   Everyone was very kind and helpful and easy to talk to.

    Ward was very knowledgeable and knows the pros and cons of your case. Definitely a man to listen to concerning your case, and he was very helpful!

    Matt Hansen is a good man, very helpful, gives good advice  AND he is willing to go the extra mile.  Steve Swift is a man of action who knows his profession.  He lifted a heavy burden, and I cannot thank him enough for an excellent job!"  

     

      - Henry R., Colorado Springs, CO  

     

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