Hundreds of Coloradans are filing for bankruptcy protection ahead of changes in the federal law that take effect Monday.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk Brad Bolton says 14-hundred-and-91 cases were filed yesterday to set a new record. Another 332 were filed before noon today.
President Bush signed the bankruptcy overhaul into law on April 20th. Requirements for bankruptcy protection will become stricter, including filing for protection under Chapter Seven. That's where debts may be wiped out entirely.
Bolton says he has about 20 employees dedicated to handling the filings in the Denver court -- ten more than he had a year ago.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.