Getting Paid: How to Collect From Bankrupt Debtors

Getting Paid: How to Collect From Bankrupt Debtors

by Stephen R. Elias




About the Author

Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and associate publisher at He is the author of many Nolo titles, including: How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Trademark: Legal Care For Your Business and Product Name, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, and Nolo's Pocket Guide to Family Law. Steve has been interviewed by most major media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20,Money Magazine and more. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. In recent years much of Steve's time at Nolo has been devoted to the fields of self-help legal software and online legal information. He is one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker program, as well as the software version of Nolo's Patent It Yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873379786
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. How to Use This Book
2. How Bankruptcy Works
3. Finding Out the Debtor Has Gone Bankrupt
4. The Automatic Stay
5. Examining the Bankruptcy Papers
6. The Meeting of Creditors and Other Communication with the Debtor
7. Filing and Defending Your Proof of Claim
8. Getting Payment for Secured Claims
9. Claims That Can’t Be Wiped Out Through Bankruptcy
10. Filing Motions and Complaints in Bankruptcy Court
11. Responding to Motions and Complaints
12. How To Torpedo an Undeserving Bankruptcy
13. The Creditor’s Role in a Reorganization Case
14. Conversions Between Bankruptcy Chapters
15. Prepetition Transfers: How to Keep Payments You've Already Received
16. Creditors’ Rights After the Bankruptcy Ends
17. Minimizing Future Bankruptcy Losses
18. Forcing Debtors Into Bankruptcy
19. Legal Help Beyond This Book Appendix Index

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