Bankruptcy Basics

Bankruptcy Basics

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by James C. Duff
     
 

James C. Duff is the Director of the Bankruptcy Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. In Bankruptcy Basics, he provides a helpful summary about the types of bankruptcy proceedings, which one is right for you, and what to expect in each one. This ebook is applicable to cases filed on or after October 17, 2005, when the government…  See more details below

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James C. Duff is the Director of the Bankruptcy Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. In Bankruptcy Basics, he provides a helpful summary about the types of bankruptcy proceedings, which one is right for you, and what to expect in each one. This ebook is applicable to cases filed on or after October 17, 2005, when the government made extensive changes to bankruptcy law.

Bankruptcy Basics is designed to provide basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

Bankruptcy Basics provides general information only. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in it is accurate as of the date of publication, it is not a full and authoritative statement of the law on any particular topic. The information presented in this publication should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority and should not be used as a substitute for reference to the United States Bankruptcy Code (title 11, United States Code) and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

Most importantly, Bankruptcy Basics should not substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel or a financial expert. Neither the Bankruptcy Judges Division nor the Administrative Office of the United States Courts can provide legal or financial advice. Such advice may be obtained from a competent attorney, accountant, or financial adviser.

The Table of Contents includes:

Introduction
The Process
The Discharge in Bankruptcy
Chapter 7: Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code
Chapter 13: Individual Debt Adjustment
Chapter 11: Reorganization Under the Bankruptcy Code
Chapter 12: Family Farmer or Family Fisherman Bankruptcy
Chapter 9: Municipality Bankruptcy
Chapter 15: Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases
Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act
Securities Investor Protection Act
Bankruptcy Terminology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012564658
Publisher:
Avalon Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
766 KB

Meet the Author

James C. Duff is the current Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. United States Chief Justice John Roberts announced Duff's appointment on April 20, 2006. Duff assumed the office on July 1, 2006.

From 1996 to 2000, Duff was Chief Justice William Rehnquist's Administrative Assistant, now called "Counselor to the Chief Justice," serving as his liaison with the other branches of government and as Executive Director of the Judicial Fellows Commission. Preceding Sally Rider as the equivalent of the Chief Justice's chief of staff, Duff assisted Rehnquist in his roles as chair of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Federal Judicial Center Board and as presiding officer of the U.S. Senate’s 1999 presidential impeachment trial.

From 2000 to 2006, Duff served as the managing partner of the Washington office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a law firm based in Memphis, Tennessee. There he represented the Federal Judges Association before Congress as well as The Freedom Forum, the nonpartisan foundation that runs Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, the First Amendment Center, and the Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also represented the University of Kentucky's federal government interests in Washington and at the request of NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, in 2006 he authored an overview and report to the NCAA on its rules and procedures. Duff has taught Consitutional Law at Georgetown University as an adjunct professor for ten years.

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