The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law

The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law

by Stephen P. Parsons
     
 

With a hands-on approach that includes case studies and learn-by-doing exercises, this new text builds a critical bridge between simply understanding bankruptcy concepts and employing them confidently, like an experienced paralegal. Broad coverage includes basic bankruptcy, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection.

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Overview

With a hands-on approach that includes case studies and learn-by-doing exercises, this new text builds a critical bridge between simply understanding bankruptcy concepts and employing them confidently, like an experienced paralegal. Broad coverage includes basic bankruptcy, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection.

Practical, accessible, and timely, The ABCs of Debt features:

  • Learning-by-doing exercises, problems, and hypotheticals that bring a strong hands-on, skill-building component to any study of bankruptcy law
  • Broad yet succinct coverage of basic bankruptcy and related topics, such as debt creation, debt collection, and the discharge or reorganization of debt in bankruptcy
  • A clear, readable format that facilitates understanding
  • Realistic case studies that encourage students to apply new concepts
  • Examples throughout the text that make abstract principles concrete
  • Case excerpts and summaries that link theory to doctrine
  • Thought-provoking ethical queries that raise issues arising in practice
  • Key terms and review questions in every chapter that aid study and review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735571372
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
10/13/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction to Debtor/Creditor Law and the Case Study Approach

Part A: The Creation of Debt

Chapter 2. How Debt Is Created
Chapter 3. Loans, Credit Arrangements and Credit Reporting Practices
Chapter 4. Sureties, Guarantors and Mortgages in Real Property
Chapter 5. Security Interests in Personal Property
Chapter 6. Non-Consensual Liens (Statutory and Equitable Liens)

Part B: The Collection of Debt

Chapter 7. Pre-litigation Efforts to Collect Delinquent Debt
Chapter 8. Reducing a Debt or Claim to Final Judgment: Part 1
Chapter 9. Reducing a Debt or Claim to Final Judgment: Part 2
Chapter 10. Executing on a Final Judgment: Part 1
Chapter 11. Executing on a Final Judgment: Part 2

Part C: The Discharge or Reorganization of Debt in Bankruptcy

Chapter 12. An Overview of Bankruptcy Practice and Alternatives to Bankruptcy
Chapter 13. The Chapter 7 Liquidation Proceeding: Filing the Case
Chapter 14. The Chapter 7 Case: From the Order for Relief to the First Meeting of Creditors
Chapter 15. The Chapter 7 Case: Creditor Claims and Property of the Estate
Chapter 16. The Chapter 7 Case: Liquidation, Distribution and Discharge
Chapter 17. The Chapter 13 Reorganization for Individuals with Regular Income: Filing the Case
Chapter 18. The Chapter 13 Case: Drafting the Plan
Chapter 19. The Chapter 13 Case: Plan Confirmation and Modification, Chapter 13 Discharge and Comparison with Chapter 12
Chapter 20. The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization: Filing the Case
Chapter 21. The Chapter 11 Case: Operating the Business Prior to Plan Approval
Chapter 22. The Chapter 11 Case: The Plan of Reorganization

Appendix A: In Re Marta Rinaldi Carlson (Chapter 7)
Appendix B: In Re Roger H. and Susan J. Matthews (Chapter 13)
Appendix C: In Re Banowsky Brothers Furniture, Inc. (Chapter 11)

Glossary
Index

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