Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals (Abridged), 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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This abridged edition of David L. Buchbinder's highly successful bankruptcy text for paralegal students focuses on consumer bankruptcy. Representing primarily the debtor's point of view, this concise text offers an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules in a readable, step-by-step presentation.

The abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals

focuses on what paralegals need to know in a clear and readable style. The text is designed to let students learn and digest the basics of consumer bankruptcy without having to learn an entirely new vocabulary.
provides an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules, with step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding
offers practical orientation covering not only the law but also how to complete documents and understand the timing involved
• includes a chapter on means testing along with a supporting tutorial
• features a forms manual on disk that supplements the book and includes links to source data required to comply with means testing.
• offers excellent teaching and learning aids: abundant examples, checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, discussion questions, and practical exercises, all focused on consumer bankruptcy
• includes an instructor's manual with test bank

If you are looking for a concise, focused, and up-to-date text with which to teach consumer bankruptcy, the abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals is exactly the teaching tool you need.

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735598799
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,456,766
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Short History of Bankruptcy

Chapter 2. Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code

Chapter 3. Filing a Petition

Chapter 4. Chapter 1: General Provisions

Chapter 5. Needs Based Bankruptcy or “Means Testing”

Chapter 6. Useful Definitions—Section 101

Chapter 7. Overview of Chapter 7

Chapter 8. Conversion and Dismissal

Chapter 9. Exemptions

Chapter 10. Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees

Chapter 11. The Automatic Stay—11 U.S.C. §362

Chapter 12. Objections to Discharge and the Dischargeability of Individual Debts

Chapter 13. Property of the Estate, Turnover Complaints, and Introduction to Avoiding Powers

Chapter 14. Avoiding Powers

Chapter 15. Liquidation Provisions

Chapter 16. Claims and Administration

Chapter 17. Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings

Chapter 18. Chapter 11: Reorganization Proceedings

Chapter 19. Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings

Chapter 20. Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction

Chapter 21. Statements and Schedules Tutorial

Chapter 22. Means Testing Tutorial

Chapter 23. Researching Bankruptcy Issues

Appendix 1. Noticed Motions and Ex Parte Applications

Appendix 2. Documents and Deadlines

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