Collier Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Guide
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Collier Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Guide is a complete, transaction-based guide to consumer bankruptcy written with the practitioner in mind. It assists you through all phases of your client's case, with detailed and practical guidance, detailed discussions and step-by-step analysis of every phase of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case.
Written by a renowned expert in consumer bankruptcy, Collier Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Guide is uniquely designed for solo practitioners and small consumer bankruptcy firms. Special features, such as "Practice Notes," "Planning Notes," "Illustrations" and "Warnings," appear in text boxes and highlight tactical and strategic information. "More information" text boxes provide cross-references to relevant portions of the book discussing issues in further detail. Inside you'll also find:
• methods and strategies for interviewing the debtor
• counseling the debtor about bankruptcy options
• choosing the type of bankruptcy offering the greatest advantage to the client
• agreements for and disclosure of attorney's fees
• preparing and filing the forms, statements and schedules used in a typical bankruptcy case
• enforcing the automatic and codebtor stay, as well as motions for relief from the stay
• claiming and objecting to exemptions
• preparing for the meeting of creditors
• litigation procedures in bankruptcy cases
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 2 Overview of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 3 Interviewing the Debtor and Investigating the Facts
Chapter 4 Counseling the Debtor About Bankruptcy Options
Chapter 5 Attorney's Fees for Debtor's Counsel -- Agreements and Disclosure
Chapter 6 Commencement of the Case
Chapter 7 Appointment of Trustee and Trustee's Duties
Chapter 8 Enforcing the Automatic Stay
Chapter 9 The Codebtor Stay in Chapter 13
Chapter 10 Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay or Codebtor Stay
Chapter 11 Turnover of Property Held by Third Parties
Chapter 12 Utility Services in Bankruptcy Cases
Chapter 13 Exemptions: Claiming and Objecting to Them
Chapter 14 The Chapter 13 Plan
Chapter 15 Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
Chapter 16 Meeting of Creditors
Chapter 17 Avoiding Powers of the Trustee
Chapter 18 Avoiding Powers of the Debtor
Chapter 19 Filing and Objecting to Proofs of Claims
Chapter 20 Confirmation of the Chapter 13 Plan
Chapter 21 Compensation of Professionals
Chapter 22 Modification of Plan After Confirmation
Chapter 23 Dismissal of Bankruptcy Cases
Chapter 24 Conversion of Cases from One Chapter to Another
Chapter 25 Redemption of Property in Chapter 7 Cases
Chapter 26 Dischargeability of Debts
Chapter 27 Reaffirmation of Debts
Chapter 28 Abandonment of Property
Chapter 29 Obtaining a Discharge
Chapter 30 Protections From Discrimination Against Bankruptcy Debtors
Chapter 31 Reopening Bankruptcy Cases
Chapter 32 Litigation Procedures in Bankruptcy Cases
Chapter 33 Appeals in Bankruptcy Cases