The Attorney's Handbook on Consumer Bankruptcy and Chapter 13: 40th Edition, 2016 (Paperback)
** Note, the most recent version (2017) is now available at: https: //www.createspace.com/6834128 This 40th edition of The Consumer Bankruptcy Handbook was current to January 1, 2016 and covers all aspects of handling Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. This Handbook empowers you to competently handle a client's Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, or to represent a creditor in one of these proceedings. This Handbook shows you how to: Analyze a client-debtor's financial situation and analyze nonbankruptcy alternatives. Understand the difference between Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcies. Conduct a means-test to determine eligibility under Chapter 7. Interview a potential client-debtor. Prepare Chapter 7 bankruptcy forms, including official forms. Prepare Chapter 13 bankruptcy forms, including official forms. Claim all exemptions to which your client is entitled. Analyze the automatic stay. Reaffirm dischargeable debts. Dismiss or convert a case to another Chapter. Prepare a confirmable Chapter 13 Plan. The perfect "nuts and bolts" practice guide, exemption manual, Bankruptcy Code, and Rules all in one package. This handbook is perfect for attorneys seeking to expand their practice into consumer bankruptcy, or is a handy desk reference for experienced bankruptcy lawyers. This 508-page handbook contains: Information and samples of the new Bankruptcy Forms that were released on December 1, 2015. Exemption amounts for all 50 states with statutory references-over 2,300 separate exemptions All changes in bankruptcy law, practice, and procedure current to January 1, 2016 related to the handling of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer cases. The relevant text of the Bankruptcy Code current to January 1, 2016. The notices and disclosures required of attorneys under the Bankruptcy Code. Expanded bankruptcy work sheets and updated lists of exempt property for each state current to January 1, 2016. Filled-in sample forms required under the Bankruptcy Code (more than 35 filled-in forms). The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, current to January 1, 2016. Free Bonus Material with your purchase is Downloadable from Argyle's Website, which includes: An electronic searchable copy of the Handbook. All Federal Bankruptcy Forms in "Fillable," Savable PDF format. Entire Text of the Bankruptcy Code. Entire Text of the Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Federal Rules of Evidence. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. You won't find a more complete, current handbook on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.