Finance and Lending

Self Help Legal Info

  • Colorado Collection Agency Board

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

    Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Colorado Courts at a Glance

    Provides an overview of Colorado's state courts and the justice system in order to help you better understand how the courts function and what rights you have in the courts. Content Detail

    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety

    CARS is a national, award winning, non-profit auto safety and consumer advocacy organization working to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect consumers from auto-related fraud and abuse. Content Detail

  • Protecting Older Coloradans from Financial Exploitation

    This program provides information to and coordinates efforts by law enforcement offices, adult protection and mental health agencies and organizations assisting older Americans as well as efforts undertaken by older Americans themselves. Content Detail

    AARP ElderWatch (w/ CO Attorney General)
  • Protect Yourself as a Consumer

    Consumer information on topics such as abusive lending, credit issues, privacy, seniors' issues and much more. Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Vehicle History Reports

    Here you can check the records of used cars, get a guide to inspecting used cars and more. CLS does not endorse any of the services advertised on this website. Please make sure that you are aware of any charges for services you seek out on this site. Content Detail

  • Consumer Rights in Bankruptcy, Debt and Garnishment Issues

    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. 2017) Content Detail

    Colorado Legal Services - Fort Collins
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  • Getting Facts Before Borrowing Against Your Home

    Guidelines to getting a fair deal on a new or refinanced home loan. Content Detail

    Colorado Responsible Lending Task Force
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    Spanish / Español
  • Need Help Managing Your Debt?

    Provides help to people dealing with stressful financial situations. Content Detail

    National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • What you Should Know about Writing Checks

    A new law allows many individual checks to be processed electronically as soon as a consumer writes one, meaning they can clear within minutes. This resource informs you of your rights. Read More

    Colorado Legal Services
  • Justice Corps Colorado Springs

    Staffed by volunteers, the purpose of this program is to supplement the help provided in the Self Help Center of the El Paso County Combined Courthouse for the public in the Pikes Peak region, by helping you gain access to the resources you need to answer your questions regarding family law and other civil matters (not criminal). Read More

    Justice Corps Colorado Springs
  • Public Access: Court Records Searches

    Records of the court available on the Internet. Content Detail

    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Women's Resource Center

    The Women's Resource Center helps women help themselves by providing education, resource and referral, mentoring, community building and networking opportunities in the Durango area. Content Detail

  • 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

    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Payday Loans = Very Costly Cash

    "I just need enough cash to tide me over until payday." "GET CASH UNTIL PAYDAY! . . . $100 OR MORE . . . FAST." The ads are on the radio, television, the Internet, even in the mail. They refer to payday loans - which come at a very high price. Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission