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Self Help Legal Info

  • Know Your Rights as a Victim of Domestic Violence or Stalking In Colorado

    If you're a victim of domestic violence or stalking, you may have questions about your rights. This fact sheet explains your rights as an employee, a debtor, and a tenant who has been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, and provides a sample letter to send to a landlord if you need to leave your residence because of domestic violence. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Consumer Rights in bankruptcy, debt, and garnishment issues PDF

    This packet has information regarding consumer rights for different types of debt, collection agencies, and bankruptcy. It explains garnishment laws and has a list of organizations that may be able to help you file a complaint against creditors. (Last updated Jan. 2015) Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services - Fort Collins
    Other formats:
    DOC
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Repossession Time Line and FAQs PDF

    Instructions to follow if you are late in payments, including what your creditor(s) has a right to do. This resource has frequently asked questions addressing the repossession of a vehicle and other general information about debts. Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • What to do When you Can't Pay Debts

    This resource describes consumer rights and what creditors are not allowed to do when collecting a debt. Additional topics include, the inability to pay your bills or work out a payment plan, the court process, protecting your assets and help getting your bills under control. Content Detail

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    Colorado Department of Law
  • Colorado Collection Agency Board

    Provides consumers with information about their rights and restricts the ways collection agencies can attempt to collect debts. Content Detail

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    Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Do It Yourself Legal Help

    The Denver Bar Association offers pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant clinics on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Small Claims, Collections, and more. These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms. The clinics are informational only and NOT legal advice. Content Detail

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    The Denver Bar Association
  • A Chance to Talk with an Attorney

    Please read the below for more information. Read More

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    Alpine Legal Services
  • Talk with a Lawyer on Law Line 9

    An advice line providing brief direction on legal problems. Read More

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    Channel 9 News in Denver, Colorado
  • Medicare Telephone Scams PDF

    To protect yourself against Medicare scams, remember that no one can ask you for personal information during marketing activities. If you have a question or concern regarding Medicare, call 1-877-7SAFERX (1-877-772-3379.) Open this document for more information. Content Detail

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    Office of Denver District Attorney and CASE Partnership
    Read this in:
    Russian / Pусский
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    If you have a legal dispute, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) may be able to help. This link will take you to their homepage. The ODR exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Request that the Court Waive Your Filing Fees

    This links to the instructions and forms on the Colorado Judicial (courts) site regarding how to complete the information you need to ask the courts to waive your filing fees. Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • What Income is Protected from Garnishment?

    When someone is suing you, or threatening to sue you, you need to know if your income can be taken to pay any judgment that might be entered against you. Certain types of income are protected from garnishment, meaning a creditor cannot not take specific income or limited amounts of income. Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services