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For both the general practitioner and the matrimonial specialist, Collier Family Law and the Bankruptcy Code is a comprehensive, practice-oriented guide examining the impact of the Bankruptcy Code on family law issues. Authored by Henry J. Sommer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy, the preeminent treatise on bankruptcy law, and Hon. Margaret Dee McGarity, a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Coverage includes:
• Overview of the bankruptcy process
• Overlap of bankruptcy court jurisdiction and state family court jurisdiction
• Determining the debtor's interest in marital property
• Special issues involving community property
• Effects of Chapter 13 on current alimony and support obligations and on modification and enforcement of support obligations
• Effect of the automatic stay on on-going family court actions


First published in 1991.
1 Volume; Looseleaf; updated yearly with revisions.

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CHAPTER 1 – An Overview of the Bankruptcy Process as it Affects Family Law Issues



CHAPTER 2 – Property Interests of the Debtor and Other Family Members Affected by a Bankruptcy Case



CHAPTER 3 – Liabilities Arising in a Marriage or Family Relationship



CHAPTER 4 – Special Issues Concerning Community Property



CHAPTER 5 – Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court in Domestic Relations Matters and Applicability of the Automatic Stay



CHAPTER 6 – The Dischargeability of Marital Obligations in Bankruptcy



CHAPTER 7 – Lien and Transfer Avoidance in Connection with Marital or Family Obligations



CHAPTER 8 – Chapter 13 and the Divorced or Separated Debtor



CHAPTER 9 – Effects of Bankruptcy on Nonmarital Family Relationships