Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals (Abridged Edition) / Edition 1

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735572393
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/3/2008
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System 1
Pt. II History and Introduction 7
Ch. 1 A Short History of Bankruptcy 9
Ch. 2 Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code 19
Ch. 3 Alternatives to Bankruptcy Under State Law 27
Ch. 4 Filing a Petition 37
Ch. 5 Chapter 1 - General Provisions 53
Ch. 6 Useful Definitions - Section 101 67
Pt. II Debtor Relief 79
Ch. 7 Overview of Chapter 7 81
Ch. 8 Conversion and Dismissal 101
Ch. 9 Exemptions 107
Ch. 10 Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees 123
Ch. 11 Preparing a Proceeding for a Trustee 137
Pt. III Bankruptcy Litigation 145
Ch. 12 The Automatic Stay - 11 U.S.C. 362 147
Ch. 13 Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts 167
Ch. 14 Property of the Estate and Turnover Complaints 185
Ch. 15 Avoiding Powers - Introduction 195
Ch. 16 Avoidable Preferences - 11 U.S.C. 547 203
Ch. 17 Fraudulent and Postpetition Transfers 219
Pt. IV Liquidation and Claims 229
Ch. 18 Use, Sale, or Lease of Property 231
Ch. 19 Executory Contracts and Leases 245
Ch. 20 Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Property of the Estate 259
Ch. 21 Claims 269
Ch. 22 Administration 295
Pt. V Reorganization Proceedings 303
Ch. 23 Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings 305
Ch. 24 Chapter 11: Introduction and Administration 327
Ch. 25 Chapter 11: Elements of a Plan 343
Ch. 26 Chapter 11: Plan Confirmation 359
Ch. 27 Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings 379
Pt. VI Review 387
Ch. 28 Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction 389
Ch. 29 Statements and Schedules Tutorial 399
Ch. 30 Researching Bankruptcy Issues 431
App. 1: Noticed Motions and Ex Parte Applications 437
App. 2: Documents and Deadlines 439
Glossary 441
Table of Cases 457
Table of Statutes 459
Table of Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 463
Table of Secondary Authorities 465
Index 467
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