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INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is an excellent bankruptcy reference, whether the reader is a paralegal, a practicing attorney, or taking paralegal courses in bankruptcy law. Using a step-by-step approach, the text presents the reader with a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. Also included are updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. With its discussion of electronic filing,and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure,the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a valuable bankruptcy law resource.
1. The Evolution of Bankruptcy Law. 2. Bankruptcy Law and Where to Find It. 3. The Cast of Characters and Their Roles in the Bankruptcy Process. 4. Information Gathering, Analysis, Counseling, and Drafting. 5. The Voluntary Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation). 6. The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income). 7. The Chapter 12 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Family Fisherman with Regular Annual Income) 8. The Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization). 9. Selecting the Appropriate Type of Bankruptcy Filing. 10. The Involuntary Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 11. Appendix A. Interview Questionnaire for the Debtor-Client. Appendix B. Interview Questionnaire for the Creditor-Client. Appendix C. Chapter 9 Bankruptcy (Debts of Municipalities). Glossary.