You may find some of these sites helpful.
Bankruptcy and Other Legal Resources
- nacba.com – The National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys. Stephen Berken is the former state chair for Colorado. NACBA is the leading consumer debtor organization for bankruptcy professionals.
- abiworld.org – The American Bankruptcy Institute. Stephen Berken is the state co-chair for ABI continuing legal education. ABI produces an excellent monthly journal, and has excellent resources.
- facultyfederaladvocates.org – The Faculty of Federal Advocates. If you qualify, an attorney may assist you in defending an adversary case without charge.
- law.abi.org – Interactive Bankruptcy Code and Rules.
- law.cornell.edu - Cornell Law School sponsored bankruptcy code and rules. We use this site frequently.
- studentloanborrowerassistance.org – As student loans are not dischargeable (with few rare exceptions) this site might help you navigate choices.
- cob.uscourts.gov – United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. The site contains recent legal decisions by the judges, and link to the code and local bankruptcy rules.
- abcworld.org - The American Board of Certification. Both Stephen Berken and Sean Cloyes are certified experts. (Not too many of us in Colorado).
- courts.state.co.us/forms - Self-help legal forms. A good resource.
- irs.gov/individuals - IRS account transcripts. Are your taxes dischargeable? Ask for the “account” transcript.
- naca.net – The National Association of Consumer Attorneys. Everything from lemon law to foreclosure defense.
- zabasearch.com - A free search resource for finding people who own or have owned real estate.
- creditkarma.com- a list of secured credit card companies to help re-establish credit.
- budhibbs.com – A useful website for consumer issues.
- denvercommunity.coop - Denver Community Credit Union. It has a program to reestablish credit.
- telespoof.com – Learn more about “spoofing” and how collectors trick consumers.
- dora.state.co.us – Colorado’s Real Estate Commission approved forms.
- sos.state.co.us – The Colorado Secretary of State’s website for finding companies and UCC-1 Financing Statements.
- annualcreditreport.com – Get your free credit report here. Credit reports are not perfect, but a good source to find out who your creditors are.
- advance.lexis.com – How to find Colorado statutes.
- colorado.gov – The State of Colorado’s official website.
- cbirecordscheck.com – Colorado Bureau of Investigation website. It has a database of arrest records. Check out your potential roommate or tenant.