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- By David Epstein. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 8th.
"This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 40 years, has been revised to reflect changes in caselaw, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found that this book helps them better comprehend reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions." - from the publisher
- By Socrates Media. Published by Socrates Media. 2006.
This comprehensive personal aid title walks through different types of bankruptcy, the process of filing for bankruptcy, and advice for next steps.
- By Stephen Elias and Robin Leonard. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 14th ed.
This book from Nolo is intended to inform and assist individuals considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Readers will find this plain-English guide useful when determining if Chapter 13 is a valid option for their situation. This book shows readers how they can keep their property while successfully discharging their unsecured debts
- By Alan Resnick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1981.
This multivolume practice guide covers preparation and filing for bankruptcy proceedings. It also covers trustee appointments and their powers, bankruptcy claims, debtors rights, reorganization, debt adjustment, and the appeals process.
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- By Alan Resnick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. 16th edition.
This multivolume set covers in depth a wide range of bankruptcy topics. Information includes details on the bankruptcy court system, bankruptcy code provisions, case administration, creditors & debtors, liquidation, reorganization, and the Federal rules of bankruptcy procedure.
View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.
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- By None. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender.
Provides desktop access to the full text of the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure in an easy-to-use, quick-reference format, along with invaluable commentary and case summaries.
- Complete guide to preventing foreclosure on your home: [electronic resource] legal secrets to beat foreclosure & protect your home nowBy Martha Maeda and Maurcia DeLean Houck. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.
This title walks you through the legal options you have in avoiding foreclosure on your home. Strategies for obtaining legal advice, keeping current on mortgage payments, filing for bankruptcy, and more topics are covered in this guide.
- By Henry Sommer. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2016, 2017. 11th edition.
This manual is a basic resource for both attorneys and paralegals when handling bankruptcy cases. The author focuses on serving consumers with low and moderate incomes. Topics covered include the different types of bankruptcy, determining when bankruptcy is the best solution, exemptions, secured creditors, attorney fees, and litigating in bankruptcy court.
- By Douglas Baird. Published by Foundation Press. 2014. 6th edition.
Widely cited and authoritative, Elements of Bankruptcy provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of bankruptcy law. In addition to covering foundational questions such as the fresh start for individuals, property of the estate, executory contracts, adequate protection, preferences, and fraudulent conveyances, this book also covers such cutting-edge issues such as debtor-in-possession financing, plan support agreements, carve-outs, credit-bidding, and first-day orders. The sixth edition also takes stock of the developments in bankruptcy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, including the rise of municipal bankruptcies in Detroit and elsewhere, as well as developments from the Supreme Court, including the fallout from Stern v. Marshall and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Elias & Albin Renauer; updated by Baran Bulkat. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 20th ed.
"Guides readers through the bankruptcy process, explaining bankruptcy law requirements and providing line-by-line instructions for filling out the necessary forms."
- How to survive and prosper after a financial misfortune: a complete guide to your legal rights after bankruptcy, foreclosure, repossession, and evictionBy Tracy Alexandra Carr. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.
This guide helps to provide practical advice for rebuilding life - financially and personally - after bankruptcy.
- By Charles Tabb. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd ed.
"This comprehensive text provides an exhaustive analysis and discussion of every aspect of bankruptcy law, including an overview of bankruptcy; invoking bankruptcy relief (with a very detailed explanation of the means test); the automatic stay; jurisdiction and procedure (including an extensive discussion of Stern v. Marshall); property of the estate; trustee's avoiding powers; payment of claims; executory contracts and unexpired leases; exemptions (with comprehensive analysis of Schwab v. Reilly); discharge; reorganization under Chapter 11 (including in-depth discussions of the General Motors and Chrysler cases, as well as RadLAX); debt adjustments under Chapter 13 (including the Lanning and Ransom cases); and debt adjustments under Chapter 12. The 2005 BAPCPA amendments and the extensive case law thereunder are explained and critiqued." - from the publisher
- By James White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 1st ed.
"This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It covers secured transactions from A to Z with examples and answers that will enable students to test their knowledge and find the answers to the many conundrums in Article 9." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 5th ed.
"If you’re one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, you need information you can trust. The Foreclosure Survival Guide will show you how to decide whether it’s best to stay or go. You’ll
learn about: federal programs to help you avoid foreclosure, short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, and more." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.
This guide from Nolo helps readers determine if they qualify for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, how repayment plans work, and how bankruptcy affects credit. The 5th edition includes updated state and federal exemption tables that explain which assets may be kept once bankruptcy is filed, along with worksheets, checklists and sample forms.