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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.
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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