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Consumer Tips from Berken Cloyes

  • Posted by stephenb
  • On November 19, 2017
–Think you may have some money laying around out there with your name on it?  Maybe your Aunt Goldie left you some Amazon shares in her will. Go to a website called missing money.com and type in your name.  I did that for my wife and she has an unredeemed gift certificate at Target.  Not […]
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The Persistence of Bankruptcy Stigma Law Review: Sousa, Michael D.

  • Posted by stephenb
  • On November 11, 2017
Below is a Law Review article by my friend and colleague, Professor Michael Sousa.  While I respect his scholarship, we do not always agree on matters related to bankruptcy.  Having practiced bankruptcy law for more than three decades, the “stigma” is not what it used to be in the 1980s and earlier.  Filing a bankruptcy is […]
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How to Sue in Small Claims Court—the People’s Court

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On October 27, 2017
Let’s start with the good news. It is not difficult to sue someone in small claims court. The rules are simple. But these rules need to be followed. The following is a summary of how to get your case before the small claims court judge. How much can I sue for? In Colorado, the limit […]
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Contractors and Their Customers–When Things Go to Hell

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On October 27, 2017
Let’s start with the good news. Most contractors are honest, diligent, and thoughtful businessmen and women who make an honest living. Most contractors want to please their customers so they get repeat business. Good word-of-mouth throughout the community is the goal of most contractors. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Perhaps the contractor underestimated the […]
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Bankruptcy and Berken Cloyes, PC

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On August 17, 2017
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has asked me to speak in San Diego to attorneys and judges at its annual convention. I have spoken at ABI seminars many times. Last year in Las Vegas, I debated an attorney representing “debt buyers,” those companies that buy bad debt from banks and other lenders and then collect […]
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