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The Law Offices of Sutton & Sutton

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Arvada, CO

303-223-0722

We Offer Experience, Dedication, and Professionalism to Guide Clients through Financial Hardships to a Fresh Start.

The law offices of Sutton & Sutton have been operating in the Denver West area of Colorado since 1983. The practice combines experience, dedication, and professionalism to guide clients. We help people facing overwhelming debt and those charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Bankruptcy provides immediate protection against creditors …

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Martinez Law Firm, LLC

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Arvada, CO

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Former Jefferson County Magistrate with a Focus on Bankruptcy. Call or Click for Help

When you are facing legal problems, it can help to have a former Jefferson County District Court magistrate on your side. It does not matter what the scope of your legal issue is, he can help defend your rights whether you are facing divorce or another family law matter, have sustained an injury caused by a car accident or any wrongful act, are considering bankruptcy, or …

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Arvada

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Arvada Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Information

Are You Considering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of your debts. This form of bankruptcy allows you to retain your property and pay back all or part of your debts over three to five years using your income if you meet certain eligibility requirements, so Chapter 13 is not for everyone.

Why a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important

Any form of bankruptcy is complex, and an Arvada Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer can evaluate your financial circumstances and ability to repay your debts to determine if you are eligible. A lawyer can help you prepare the necessary legal documents and represent you at bankruptcy proceedings.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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