Surprise Bankruptcy Lawyer

Colin Bell

Surprise Bankruptcy Attorney

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

Colin Bell

Surprise Bankruptcy Attorney

Surprise Bankruptcy Lawyer

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

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 Surprise 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. Surprise 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. Surprise 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 Surprise 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 Surprise 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.

Surprise 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 Surprise 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 Surprise are saying about
Colin Bell

Stewart Law Group
4.7
Based on 58 reviews
Attorney Colin S. Bell at Stewart Law Group, demonstrated proficiency as a defense counselor; he explained every detail of my case in a way I could fully understand the situation and I was able to stay calm in very stressful moments due to his advice.Colin kept me informed on everything relevant to my case; his professionalism, knowledge & experience, were evident in court.Mr. Bell was successful providing an excellent defense representation in my legal matter. I would highly recommend Attorney Colin S. Bell, to anyone who needs legal advice or defense representation in court!!
Eduardo Fuentes
Eduardo Fuentes
17:46 07 Jun 21
Thank you Stewart Law Group specifically, Brian Winter. Brian made a very difficult and emotional situation as tolerable as possible. We appreciate his knowledge, support and candor when needed. We always felt like we had someone in our corner and for those that have to deal with any highly emotional ordeal, that is worth it’s wait in gold.Thank you Brian and Stewart Law Group!J & M Herrera
Michelle Herrera
Michelle Herrera
01:21 16 Mar 21
This is the first time I felt like I was not “Undergunned” Jennifer Mihalovich was very knowledgeable, and straight to the point not wasting my time or money. Jenny and her team were very responsive and I highly recommend Jenny and want to say Thank you all for the Help.
sam russler
sam russler
23:11 21 Sep 20
If you are ever in need of a lawyer that will be by yourself and check on how you're doing Christa is definitely the one you want. Christa guided me and made sure my children and mine own interest were always first.
Johnny Barba
Johnny Barba
22:17 31 Aug 20
We had the best experience with Christa Banfield. She was empathetic to our case and took the time to get to know us. She has experience and advises her clients that is in the best interest of a child. I highly recommend her services. What a pleasant experience and am so appreciative to have Christa on our side.
Brandi Byers
Brandi Byers
18:27 17 Aug 20
I highly recommend Stewart Law Group Colin Bell. He was helping my son under 18-year-old to get through a very emotional family legal matter. Colin Bell met me and my son with extreme professionalism and kindness. He was incredibly knowledgeable and empathetic in giving my son counsel as well as being clear and timely. My son and me were able to get in to see him promptly. It is very clear that he is a lawyer who loves what he does! He has integrity, incredibly intelligent, and he really cares about helping people, which is exactly why his such a great lawyer. He does all of this seemingly with such ease and I am so impressed by him expertise and compassion.Thanks Colin Bell!
Jen “Jen Jonas” Jonas
Jen “Jen Jonas” Jonas
04:35 07 Apr 20

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