Glendale Bankruptcy Lawyer

Colin Bell

Glendale Bankruptcy Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Glendale Bankruptcy Local Legal Authority.

Colin Bell

Glendale Bankruptcy Attorney

Glendale Bankruptcy Lawyer

About
Colin Bell

Colin Bell practices bankruptcy law and is an associate attorney with Stewart Law Group. Attorney-rated 10-of-10 by Avvo, Inc., Bell received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award in 2020.

In 2009, Bell was admitted to practice law in Arizona and in the US District Court, District of Arizona and US Bankruptcy Court. Early in his legal career, he spent four-and-a-half years as Deputy County Attorney with the Cochise County Attorney's Office. Bell shifted his practice from prosecutor to criminal defense representation and, soon after, added consumer bankruptcy as a practice area.

Bell represents clients in Chapter 7 Liquidation Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Wage Earner's Bankruptcy proceedings as well as bankruptcy appeals. In his element as a litigator, he is driven to protect his clients in every proceeding, ensuring they receive the full benefit of their legal rights.

A Jason Long Memorial Scholarship recipient (2003), Bell's BA in native studies, political science, and history is from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2005). He received a National Merit Scholarship to attend Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he obtained his JD and was the law school graduating class speaker (2008). A moot court competitor and student prosecutor in the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, it seems Bell was destined to be a top-tier litigator.

As a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Bell is an executive committee member of the Criminal Justice Section and sits on the section’s Future Criminal Practitioner Scholarship Committee.

Bell appreciates the opportunities he has to affect tremendous change in many people's lives by helping them eliminate debt, regain control of their finances, and obtain a much-needed fresh start. Whether the client is facing foreclosure, wage garnishment, repossession, or a lawsuit and needs to file an emergency petition with the US Bankruptcy Court, Bell is prepared to use every tool in the toolbox to get that client immediate debt relief.  

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In Need Of A Glendale Bankruptcy Attorney?

If your financial situation is in crisis mode, you must act quickly to protect your assets and financial interests. Creditors don’t waste time when your accounts show signs of default. They submit adverse credit bureau reports that lower your credit score. They transfer your accounts to collection agencies who call your home, job, or business until they get a definitive response. Glendale Recovery attorneys secure creditor’s judgments through lawsuits. They satisfy court judgments by garnishing your income and placing liens against your home.

Economic problems can be stressful, especially when you see no potential for relief. Glendale Bankruptcy attorneys can help you navigate the most complex financial problems. They intervene on your behalf to stop collection efforts. They use their legal knowledge and experience to produce financial relief.

A Common Problem

If you’re feeling anxious over your financial future, you’re not alone. Money management problems occur at all levels of income and economic spectrums. They arise due to uniquely personal issues such as high medical bills, job losses, and divorce. Unexpected expenses and spending indiscretions cause problems as well.  It doesn’t matter how you reached your credit crisis, you shouldn’t try to handle it on your own.

Bankruptcy attorneys in Glendale provide the critical legal assistance you need. They listen to your concerns, evaluate your financial issues, and determine if bankruptcy is your best option. After hearing your story and reviewing your personal financial information, your attorney might recommend that you attempt debt forgiveness, bill consolidation, or another non-legal option. When bankruptcy is the best alternative, you can trust your Glendale bankruptcy attorney to understand the complex federal code and work with you to comply with the requirements.

United States Bankruptcy Code

The Bankruptcy Code provides protection for both the debtor and the creditor. It protects the debtor by requiring that creditors cease formal and informal collection activities. It protects creditors by forcing debtors to document their assets in writing and during a formal examination. This disclosure allows the court to decide if you have the ability to pay or if you meet the qualifications to discharge your debt. Your attorney initiates the legal process by filing a petition citing the appropriate chapter.

  • Chapter 7: You receive a complete discharge of your debt. If you have assets, a trustee oversees a liquidation and your creditors receive any cash proceeds.
  • Chapter 11: A debtor (usually a business) works with creditors to establish a plan to reorganize and pay some or all the debt.
  • Chapter 12: Family farmers and fishermen can reorganize their debt and arrange to pay some or all of it to their creditors.
  • Chapter 13: This chapter is sometimes called the “wage-earner” plan. If you have a “regular income,” it allows you to establish a repayment plan. To qualify, your debt must meet certain guidelines and you must complete your repayment within three to five years.
  • Chapter 15: Applies to parties involved in foreign court cases.

Bankruptcy is a formal legal process. You must comply with strict rules and guidelines and appear at court-ordered hearings. Attorneys work with you to gather the required information and submit necessary documents on your behalf. They help you comply with court requests and prepare your responses. They represent you during hearings and work to provide an outcome that gives you the financial relief you need.

Glendale Bankruptcy Attorneys 

Bankruptcy can seem like a drastic option but it might be the best option for you. If you’re struggling with financial difficulties, your attorney can help you decide. Most bankruptcy attorneys in Glendale offer a complimentary consultation. You discuss your financial issues and decide the best solutions for your personal and financial circumstances.

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What clients in Glendale are saying about
Colin Bell

Stewart Law Group
4.9
Based on 21 reviews
Brian did a great job negotiating my settlement. He kept me informed every step of the way. I truly felt he had my best interests in mind throughout this process.
Doug Turner
Doug Turner
09:14 13 Feb 20
Brian and his team were exceptionally caring and responsive in answering my questions and concerns with preparing a will.Well done, team!
Kellie Heath
Kellie Heath
01:31 21 Nov 19
Brian Winter is an incredible attorney who is there every step of the way. My case wasn't simple, but Brian did a great job of communicating with opposing counsel and updating me regularly. My case took a little under a year and a half to finalize but I was able to get everything I wanted. Brian really listened to me, educated me on the process and made all of the legal jargon less intimidating. In the end, we were able to settle out of court but he and his incredible team (Vanessa) were ready to go to court had the negotiations not gone as planned. I am so impressed with Brian that I feel that it would be a disservice if I didn't share with everyone who would listen how great my experience was. He truly is an incredible attorney who has his clients needs as his first priority. He doesn't just tell you what you want to hear, but helps you understand the ins and outs of the legal system and what is fair and reasonable to request. Hopefully, I won't need Brian to represent me again, but if I ever need another family court attorney, I wouldn't use anyone else.
Ronni Cope
Ronni Cope
21:01 27 Feb 19
Mr. Winter and staff at Stewart Law Group were stellar in their assisting me in my very complicated divorce/custody case. In consulting with Mr. Winter regarding my case, which was being dealt with in two states, he provided me with precise legal guidance and overall support.Mr. Winter's level of professionalism and genuine concern for the situation I was facing, afforded me the opportunity to be confident in what needed to happen through each step. He was practical, direct, and precise in his guidance. He was always available to answer/respond to any concern/question I had in a timely manner. I believe Mr. Winter is exceptional in the work he does and services he provides.I would highly recommend him for anyone facing legal matters relating to family law. He and the team at Stewart Law Group are priceless- well worth the time and financial effort!Thank you, Mr. Winter!
Laura
Laura
19:14 25 Oct 18
I am very pleased with the legal representation provided by Brian Winter. He helped me provide security to my children during a very volatile period when my ex-spouse’s stability came into question. He had laser focus towards my issues and I am grateful for his assistance. I highly recommend Brian Winter to anyone that is driven by results, as he will deliver.
Joshua McCombs
Joshua McCombs
00:30 18 Apr 18

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