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How to handle consumer bankruptcy cases

James F. Coffey

How to handle consumer bankruptcy cases

step-by-step explanation of chapter 7 & 13 filings

by James F. Coffey

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Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJames F. Coffey, chair ; M. Ellen Carpenter ... [et al.].
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL397063M
LC Control Number98085246

This is contrasted with commercial or business bankruptcy, which is filed by a business organization. Personal bankruptcy is also called “consumer bankruptcy,” and generally has to do with a person’s debt due to spending. In most cases, people file personal bankruptcy in order to wipe out their debts and obtain a fresh financial start. Before NACBA, consumer debtors and their attorneys had no choice but to act alone when dealing with creditors, judges and lawmakers. The absence of a national advocacy organization resulted in increasingly successful efforts by the consumer credit industry to change the Bankruptcy Code, eroding the right of consumers to get a “fresh start”.

  Bankruptcy is a process a business goes through in federal court. It is designed to help your business eliminate or repay its debt under the guidance and protection of the bankruptcy court. Business bankruptcies are usually described as either liquidations or reorganizations depending on the type of bankruptcy you : Rosemary Carlson. Bankruptcy cases almost exclusively fall under federal law, though states may pass laws governing issues that federal law doesn't address. Special bankruptcy courts nationwide handle only debtor-creditor cases. Generally, any bankruptcy-related claim must be filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Terms to .

While in law school, taking the right courses is important when pursuing a career in bankruptcy law. Mr. Trott advises taking a course on bankruptcy, and he said because bankruptcy is code-driven, it is something that actually can be learned from a book. He recommends working in a legal-aid environment to get good experience. In many cases, problems arise even before the consumer files for bankruptcy. Not needing to file. Some people file for bankruptcy because they don’t understand what bankruptcy can and cannot do, and what their alternatives are. For instance, the filer might hope it .


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How to handle consumer bankruptcy cases: a practical step-by-step guide, Bankruptcy. Consumer credit. Debtor and creditor. View all subjects / Robert L. Geltzer --Trustees' avoidance powers / Jonathan L.

Flaxer --Getting paid in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases / Jonathan L. Flaxer --Chapter 13/reaffirmations / Michael J. Macco. Get this from a library. How to handle consumer bankruptcy cases: a practical step-by-step guide, [Robert L Geltzer; Practising Law Institute.;].

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This latest edition of The Consumer Bankruptcy Handbook is current to January 1, and covers all aspects of handling Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Significant changes occurred to the Bankruptcy Code, Rules, and forms inthis book covers those changes. Included, for free, are Argyle’s Bankruptcy Forms and Documents.

Argyle’s Attorney’s Handbook on Consumer Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 is a required resource for all bankruptcy attorneys.

It’s no wonder this book has been Argyle’s bestseller for 40 years. This Handbook empowers you to competently handle a client’s Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, or to represent a creditor in one of these proceedings.5/5(1).

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Best Practices for Consumer Bankruptcy Cases Retainer Agreement The attorney should provide the debtor with a plain-English written retainer agreement in every case, setting forth the duties and obligations of the attorney and the client, no later than the. There are a few bankruptcy law firms that handle consumer cases that practice on a regional or national basis.

While there is nothing wrong with a law firm being large, some of them that handle consumer bankruptcy cases become large at the expense of properly handling their client's cases, and try to maximize profits at the expense of minimizing the amount of service that they provide.

They provide a wide range of bankruptcy services including consumer and business bankruptcies. If you are a business needing Chapter 11 reorganization, they have the experience to serve you well. For consumers who can afford a lawyer and do not want the next best thing, they handle consumer chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases.

Few attorneys handle bankruptcy cases and of those few who do, even fewer are experienced in handling business cases. Therefore, it is imperative that a business owner seek the advice of an experienced businessbankruptcy attorney.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY LARGE ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE TELEPHONE BOOK OR THOSE WHO STATE THEY HANDLE BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY.

Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice The definitive consumer bankruptcy treatise by Henry Sommer, the nation’s leading consumer bankruptcy author. Subscribe Now. People overwhelmed with debt problems can get a fresh financial start by filing for bankruptcy relief.

Bankruptcy can stop foreclosure on a house or mobile home, prevent repossession of a car or other property, [ ]. In the bankruptcy area, we receive a book which contains recent cases and law which have just come out in the bankruptcy area every month.

A lawyer who does not specialize could not possibly keep up with all the literature in a certain area. We do, and we have a lot of experience in consumer bankruptcy cases. How We Handle Bankruptcy Case Since many people do not know what to expect in bankruptcy proceedings, we would like to acquaint you with the general pattern of how we handle cases of this type.

We feel it will be helpful to both our Clients and to ourselves if they know in advance what to expect. Consumer Bankruptcy News (periodical) Pricey but highly recommended for bankruptcy professionals who want to keep up with the latest news and court cases interpreting the provisions of the new bankruptcy law.

Provides articles, commentaries, and practice pointers to improve business. Excellent resource for consumer bankruptcy attorneys. --Preparing and filing the papers --After the papers are filed --Automatic stays and turnover of property --Exemptions --Dealing with secured creditors --Issues arising in chapter 13 cases --Dismissal or conversion of a bankruptcy case --Litigating in the bankruptcy court --The discharge: protecting it and using it --Attorney fees for debtor's.

The definitive consumer bankruptcy treatise is updated with new case law, new Bankruptcy Code dollar amounts, the new initial forms, rules effective December 1,and updated means test data.

Everything you need to know about the all-new official forms, effective Decemberincluding sample filled-in forms for Chapter 7 and 13 cases. Some bankruptcy cases attract close scrutiny. So even though it would be extremely unusual for the bankruptcy trustee (the official responsible for overseeing your case) to come to your house, it could happen.

Also, the U.S. Trustee conducts audits of a small percentage of cases, and, although unlikely, an audit could trigger a personal visit. The Trustee Ensures Full Disclosure.

Consumer Bankruptcy - The latest news about Consumer Bankruptcy from the WSJ Bankruptcy Beat Blog. An inside look at companies in trouble from Daily Bankruptcy Review. For more than 30 years, Stretto has served as a trusted administrative partner, providing consumer-bankruptcy and corporate-restructuring solutions to fiduciaries.

We leverage deep-industry expertise to manage case administration and ensure fiduciaries are prepared for anything that comes their way.

From Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies, 2nd Edition. By James P. Caher, John M. Caher. Going through the process of filing personal bankruptcy isn’t fun, but it’s sometimes necessary and can be a huge relief.

Filing for personal bankruptcy means you have to answer some tough questions about your finances; consider your situation in light of the new bankruptcy law; figure out which. More than million consumer bankruptcy filings were processed over a month period ending Septem a 14 percent increase from .Lead Attorney G.

Donald Golden is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. This accomplishment means that he is a trustworthy lawyer who has been recognized for his professionalism. At least 75% of a Board Certified attorney’s practice is dedicated to bankruptcy.