New Bankruptcy Will It Work for You?

ISBN-10: 1413319041

ISBN-13: 9781413319040

Edition: 5th

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Description: Considering bankruptcy? Get the facts and find out how bankruptcy could work for you.Bankruptcy laws have changed, and figuring out how to use them effectively is harder than ever. For plain-English guidance you can trust, turn to The New Bankruptcy.The New Bankruptcyprovides clear-cut information, answers to common questions, worksheets, and strategies to help you figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution to your debt problem. Find out: · the main differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy· whether you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (the means test)· how the Chapter 13 repayment plan works· which type of bankruptcy (7 or 13) is better in various situations· which debts are wiped out· what happens to your property, including your home, car, and retirement accounts, and· other ways to handle debt problems.The book also outlines the bankruptcy process and includes sample, completed bankruptcy forms.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 5th
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 5/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction: The Bankruptcy Law: A Work in Progress
What Is Bankruptcy?
Types of Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
How Bankruptcy Stops Collection Efforts
The Bankruptcy Trustee
Business Bankruptcies
Who Can File for Bankruptcy
Getting Help With Eligibility Issues
Credit Counseling
Calculating Your Income Status
Chapter 7 Eligibility Requirements
Chapter 13 Eligibility Requirements
Other Issues That Might Affect Your Decision to File
How Bankruptcy Affects Your Debts
Debts That Will Be Discharged in Bankruptcy
Debts That Survive Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Debts That Survive Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Debts Discharged in Chapter 13 (But Not in Chapter 7)
How joint Debts Are Handled
Your Property and Bankruptcy
Your Bankruptcy Estate
Inventory Your Property
Value Your Property
Understanding Exemptions
Your Home
Homeowners Filing for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 7
Homeowners Filing for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 13
Renters Filing for Bankruptcy
What Happens to Personal Property That Secures a Loan
What Are Secured Debts?
How Secured Debts Are Handled in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Eliminating Liens in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
How Secured Debts Are Handled in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Making the Decision
Your Credit Cards
If Your Balance Is Zero
If You Owe Money but Are Current
Your Job, Freedom, and Self-Respect
Will You Lose Your Self-Respect?
Will You Lose Your Job?
Effect of Bankruptcy on Job Applicants
Other Forms of Discrimination Because of Bankruptcy
Effect of Bankruptcy on Child Custody
Effect of Bankruptcy on Your Freedoms
Bankruptcy Forms and Procedures
The Means Test
Challenges for Abuse
Valuation Hearings
Common Chapter 7 Motions and Proceedings
Converting From One Chapter to Another
Potential Problems in Chapter 13
Filling Out the Bankruptcy Forms
Getting Help With Your Bankruptcy
Debt Relief Agencies
Bankruptcy Petition Preparers
Bankruptcy Lawyers
Legal Research
Alternative to Bankruptcy
Do Nothing
Negotiate With Your Creditors
File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
File for Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
Glossary
Appendixes
Federal and State Exemption Tables
Doubling
Wage Garnishment Laws and Exemptions in Bankruptcy
Retirement Accounts
Special Considerations in States With Bankruptcy-Specific Exemptions
Confirm the Exemptions Before Relying on Them
Charts and Worksheets
Median Family Income Chart
Current Monthly Income
Allowable Monthly Expenses
Monthly Disposable Income
The Means Test
Personal Property Checklist
Property Value Schedule
Sample Bankruptcy Forms
Form 1, Voluntary Petition
Form 1, Voluntary Petition, Exhibit D
Form 6A, Schedule A
Form 6B, Schedule B
Form 6C, Schedule C
Form 6D, Schedule D
Form 6E, Schedule E
Form 6F, Schedule F
Form 6G, Schedule G
Form 6H, Schedule H
Form 6I, Schedule I
Form 6J, Schedule J
Form 6, Summary of Schedules
Form 6, Declaration of Schedules
Form 7, Statement of Financial Affairs
Form 8, Statement of Intention
Form 201, Notice to Debtor (� 342)
Creditor Matrix Cover Sheet
Creditor Mailing Matrix
Form 21, Statement of Social-Security Number or Individual Taxpayer-Identification Number (ITIN)
Form 22A, Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means-Test Calculation
Form 23, Debtor's Certification of Completion of Postpetition Instructional Course Concerning Personal Financial Management
Notice to Debtor by Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer Attorney Fee Disclosure
Statement Repayment Advices (Local Northern District of CA form)
Statement Pursuant to Rule 2016 (B) (local form)
Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet
Reaffirmation Agreement-Motion Requesting
Reaffirmation Agreement Documents
Reaffirmation Agreement Order
Index
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