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Longmont Bankruptcy Attorney serving Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, and surrounding communities.
2005 changed everything for the world of bankruptcy law in America. Experienced lawyers had to start from scratch and re-learn the law. Other lawyers simply stopped providing bankruptcy services - daunted by the new complexities of the law.
While others were exiting the field of bankruptcy, I saw this as an opportunity to provide a needed service to the community. With foreclosures, layoffs, and recession looming, the need is greater than ever.
More than ever, you need a bankruptcy specialist.
Here are a few facts about my office and why they are beneficial to you:
1. I am a solo attorney and I do not have a paralegal. This means
that your case will never be handed-off to anyone else. You will always
be dealing with your attorney personally. Furthermore, I return phone
calls promptly and will keep you updated of all developments in your
2. I do not run a "bulk-bankruptcy" practice. Many attorneys
maximize profits by rushing you through the bankruptcy process and
through their office. I keep my caseload small enough that I can always
provide you with the attention that you deserve.
3. I do not maintain a formal office and my working hours are
flexible. Typically, I will visit you directly at your own home (unless
you would prefer to make other arrangements). This makes it easier to
get all the paperwork we need for your filing with the court. It also
makes it easier for you, since you don't need to worry about traveling
or finding a babysitter. I am also willing to work around your schedule
so you don't need to take time off from work.
4. Since I don't pay rent for a office, my prices are lower as well. This is also why I don't have a paralegal.
5. But my prices aren't too low. With the recent changes in
federal bankruptcy law, the sad fact is that bankruptcy attorneys have
almost twice the workload that they used to before October, 2005.
results in higher fees.
When an attorney is charging anything less than $1,000, watch out! It probably means one of three things:
a. the attorney is not a bankruptcy specialist and doesn't realize
how much more bankruptcies cost (when done correctly). This can mean
costly procedural and legal mistakes for your case - possibly a whole
lot more than $1,000.
b. the attorney is running a high volume "bankruptcy mill" that
shoves you off on a paralegal and rushes you in and out of the office -
which again risks errors and oversights.
c. the attorney isn't telling you everything about how their
services stack up with other bankruptcy attorneys. I know of a few
attorneys who charge low fees, but also do nothing more than fill out
the bankruptcy paperwork for you. They won't go to court with you, they
won't counsel you on what to do with your car loan or home mortgage,
and they won't give you legal advice. Essentially, they are petition
preparers, not attorneys.
You get what you pay for.
6. Like many bankruptcy attorneys, I do provide a "reduced fee" for debtors who are facing extreme hardship.
I take these cases as a form of community service. You might qualify
for this discount. But keep in mind that we are talking about
bankruptcy, and everyone I deal with is facing "financial hardship." I
provide reduced fee services for those who literally have nothing left.
7. I specialize only in bankruptcy and related consumer protection
issues. This means that I am being constantly updated on new
developments in bankruptcy law and may be aware of legal issues that an
"estate planning" or "divorce" attorney might miss. The changes made to
federal bankruptcy law in 2005 were enormous. My practice is dedicated
to providing debtors with competent representation under the new law.
Attorneys who do not specialize in bankruptcy might not be aware of the
numerous technicalities and pitfalls that have been scattered
throughout the bankruptcy process.
Bankruptcy is a complex process and the financial stakes are very
high. You need a specialist. You need affordable representation. But
you do not want to save a few hundred dollars by buying cheap
representation that may cost you thousands of dollars in mistakes and
Give me a call. I can help you reclaim your financial future.
Required Notice: Seth D. Rogers, Attorney at Law is a Federally
Designated Debt Relief Agency. Accordingly, I help consumers in
Colorado file for Bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code.
Languages spoken: Japanese
Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Attorney||Seth D. Rogers, Attorney at Law||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Assoctiation||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Boulder County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Wyoming Law Review||A Forum by Any Other Name... Would Be Just as Confusing: The Tenth Circuit Dismisses Intent from the Public Forum||2004|
|University of Wyoming College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Brigham Young University||Political Science and Philosophy||Other - Bachelors||2002|