The Consumer Bankruptcy TOC – Basic Package

THE ATTORNEY’S HANDBOOK on CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY

AND CHAPTER 13

HARVEY J. WILLIAMSON

Attorney at Law

ARGYLE PUBLISHING COMPANY

 

CONTENTS:Chapter One– ADVISING A CONSUMER DEBTOR1.01 Analyzing a Debtor’s Financial Problem
1.02 The Nonbankruptcy Alternatives
1.03 Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13
Exhibit 1-A: Agreement For Payment of DebtsChapter Two – LIQUIDATION UNDER CHAPTER 7PART A. Questions and Answers About Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

PART B. Preparing A Chapter 7 Case
2.01 Chapter 7 – A General Description
2.02 The Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms
2.03 The Duties and Liabilities of the Debtor’s Attorney
2.04 Interviewing the Debtor – Matters to Cover
2.05 The Credit Counseling and Financial Management Course Requirements
2.06 The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Forms
2.07 Preparing Chapter 7 Forms for Filing
2.08 Claiming Exemptions

PART C. Filing and Handling a Chapter 7 Case
2.09 Filing a Chapter 7 Case – Electronic Filing
2.10 The Automatic Stay
2.11 Duties of the Debtor
2.12 Rights of the Debtor
2.13 The Meeting of Creditors
2.14 Filing Amended Schedules and Statements
2.15 The Debtor’s Bankruptcy Estate
2.16 Duties and Powers of the United States Trustee and the Bankruptcy Trustee
2.17 The Chapter 7 Discharge
2.18 Reaffirming Dischargeable Debts
2.19 Creditors – Claims, Setoffs and Dividends
2.20 The Dismissal, Conversion, or Closing of a Chapter 7 Case

EXHIBITS FOR CHAPTER TWO

2-A Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney For Debtor
2-B Notices and Disclosures to Assisted Persons
2-C Bankruptcy Work Sheets
2-D Statement of Social Security Number(s)
2-E Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation
2-F Voluntary Petition
2-G Schedule A – Real Property
2-H Schedule B – Personal Property
2-I Schedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt
2-J Schedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims
2-K Schedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
2-L Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
2-M Schedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
2-N Schedule H – Codebtors
2-O Schedule I – Current Income of Individual Debtor(s)
2-P Schedule J – Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s)
2-Q Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules
2-R Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities
2-S Summary of Schedules
2-T Statement of Financial Affairs
2-U Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments
2-V Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee
2-W Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention
2-X Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor(s)
2-Y Declaration Regarding Electronic Filing
2-Z Motion to Redeem Personal Property Under Section 722
2-Z1 Motion to Avoid Security Interest in Exempt Property Under Section 522(f)
2-Z2 Amended Schedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
2-Z3 Bankruptcy Form B 240 Documents (Reaffirmation Agreement Documents)
2-Z4 Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Personal Financial Management
2-Z5 Statement of Military Service

Chapter Three – ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS UNDER CHAPTER 13

PART A. Questions and Answers About Chapter 13 Cases

PART B. Preparing a Chapter 13 Case

3.01 Chapter 13 – A General Description
3.02 The Local Rules and Forms
3.03 The Duties and Liabilities of the Debtor’s Attorney
3.04 The Chapter 13 Eligibility Requirements
3.05 Interviewing the Debtor – Matters to Cover
3.06 Debtors Engaged in Business
3.07 Determining the Debtor’s Disposable Income
3.08 Devising a Confirmable Chapter 13 Plan
3.09 Preparing the Chapter 13 Forms

PART C. Filing and Handling a Chapter 13 Case

3.10 Filing a Chapter 13 Case – Electronic Filing
3.11 The Automatic Stay
3.12 The Meeting of Creditors
3.13 Obtaining Confirmation of a Chapter 13 Plan
3.14 The Chapter 13 Trustee
3.15 Modifying a Chapter 13 Plan After Confirmation – Postpetition Debts
3.16 Creditors – Claims and Payments
3.17 An Unsuccessful Chapter 13 Case – Dismissal or Conversion to Chapter 7
3.18 The Chapter 13 Discharges
3.19 Closing a Chapter 13 Case

EXHIBITS FOR CHAPTER THREE

3-A Application For Allowance of Compensation
3-B Statement of Current Monthly Income and Disposable Income Calculation
3-C Chapter 13 Plan
3-D Order Confirming Chapter 13 Plan
3-E Motion to Modify Chapter 13 Plan After Confirmation
3-F Request For Trustee’s Prior Approval of Consumer Debt
3-G Proof of Claim
3-H Notice of Conversion of Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 7 Under Section 1307(a)

3-I Motion to Dismiss Case Under Section 1307(b)
3-J Motion For Discharge of Debtors Under Section 1328(b)
3-K Order Discharging Debtors Under Section 1328(a)
3-L Order Discharging Debtors Under Section 1328(b)

APPENDIXES

Appendix I – THE BANKRUPTCY CODE (Title 11, United States Code)
Appendix – II THE FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE
Appendix – III EXEMPT PROPERTY
Appendix – IV INTERIM BANKRUPTCY RULES

 

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