This legal almanac discusses the law of bankruptcy as it relates to the individual. It explains the various documents which must be filed, the automatic stay protection, the exemptions available to the debtor, the difference between dischargeable and non-dischargeable debts, the bankruptcy chapters under which an individual debtor generally files his or her case, and the role of the trustee during the process.
The Legal Almanac Series consists of over 75 handy guides for the lay person on all aspects of the law. Each volume includes an overview of the topic followed by chapters on the major issues in that subject. Each volume contains an Appendix containing several primary source documents as well as practical forms and checklists. A Glossary defines any technical terms used in the text.
About the Author
Series Editor Margaret C. Jasper is an attorney in general practice in South Salem, NY, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. Ms. Jasper holds a JD from Pace University School of Law and is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars. Ms. Jasper has been appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and the law guardian panel of the Family Court of the State of New York and is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.