Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, 5th Ed.

Table of Contents – July 19, 2014

PART 1:    HISTORY, RESOURCES, GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND “READ FIRST!”

§ 5-1.1    Introduction to 5th Edition

A.    HISTORY AND RESOURCES

§ 5-2.1    Brief History of Chapter 13 before 2005

§ 5-3.1    Brief History, Including “Legislative History,” of BAPCPA

§ 5-3.2    Brief History of Chapter 13 after BAPCPA

§ 5-4.1    Sources of Information and Resources You Need

B.    GENERAL PRINCIPLES AFTER BAPCPA

§ 5-5.1    Understanding Chapter 13 after BAPCPA

§ 5-5.2    One: Those Who Can Pay Should Pay

§ 5-5.3    Two: Don’t Trust Debtors

§ 5-5.4    Three: Don’t Trust Judges

§ 5-5.5    Four: Don’t Trust Lawyers

§ 5-5.6    Five: Make the Door Smaller

§ 5-5.7    Six: The Rich Fare Better Than the Poor

§ 5-5.8    Seven: Unsecured Creditors Don’t Count

§ 5-5.9    Eight: Debtors Must Beg for Relief

§ 5-5.10    Nine: Malice or Incompetence?

§ 5-5.11    Ten: The Prior Law Is Still There

§ 5-5.12    Conclusion: The Job Ahead

C.    “READ FIRST!”

§ 5-6.1    WARNING! You Are a Debt Relief Agency

§ 5-7.1    Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

§ 5-8.1    Section 342: Notice What Didn’t Happen

§ 5-9.1    Other Sections You Should Read

PART 2:    PREFILING CONSIDERATIONS

§ 5-10.1 Summary of Part 2

A.    STATUTES DISCUSSED IN THIS PART 2

§ 5-11.1    11 U.S.C. § 101(30): Individual with Regular Income

§ 5-11.2    11 U.S.C. § 109(e): Debt Limitations

§ 5-11.3    11 U.S.C. § 109(g): 180-Day Bar to Refiling

§ 5-11.4    11 U.S.C. § 109(h): Prefiling Briefing

§ 5-11.5    11 U.S.C. § 707(b): “Abuse” Bar to Chapter 7 Relief

B.    BEFORE CONSIDERING BANKRUPTCY RELIEF

§ 5-12.1    Nonbankruptcy Alternatives Are Exhausted

C.    WHEN IS CHAPTER 13 THE BEST BANKRUPTCY CHOICE?

§ 5-13.1    Debtor Wants to Pay Creditors

§ 5-13.2    Debtor Has Some Ability to Pay Creditors

§ 5-13.3    Prior Bankruptcy Discharge

§ 5-13.4    Chapter 12 Not Available or Not Helpful

§ 5-13.5    Other Chapters Too Expensive, Too Complicated or Unfriendly

§ 5-13.6    11 U.S.C. § 707(b) Problems Are Likely

§ 5-13.7    Debt to Be Discharged Is Small

§ 5-13.8    Too Many Reaffirmations

§ 5-13.9    Debtor Cannot Reaffirm or Redeem Property

§ 5-13.10    The Pleasures of Possession and UN-Repossession

§ 5-13.11    Discharge or Dischargeability Problems

§ 5-13.12    Home Mortgage Problems

§ 5-13.13    Cosigner Problems

§ 5-13.14    Exemption Problems

§ 5-13.15    Fraudulent Conveyance or Preference Problems

§ 5-13.16    Domestic Relations Problems

§ 5-13.17    Criminal Problems

§ 5-13.18    Debtor Likely to Need Future Bankruptcy Relief

§ 5-13.19    Debtor Needs Discipline of a Chapter 13 Case

D.    ELIGIBILITY FOR CHAPTER 13

1.    GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

§ 5-14.1    Summary of Eligibility Requirements

§ 5-15.1    Prefiling Eligibility Planning

§ 5-16.1    How to Challenge Eligibility

§ 5-17.1    Burden of Proof in an Eligibility Dispute

§ 5-18.1    Consequences of Ineligibility: Jurisdiction; Automatic Stay; Strike, Dismiss or Excuse?

APPENDICES

Appendix AA: Section By Section Analysis of Chapter 13 After BAPCPA

Appendix BB: Selected BAPCPA Changes Affecting Consumer Bankruptcy Practice (“Flyover”)

Appendix 5-B: Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code [Current through April 1, 2013]

Appendix 5-C: Signing Statement by President Bush

Appendix 5-D: Post-BAPCPA Amendments to Bankruptcy Code

Appendix 5-E: Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act of 2010

Appendix 5-F1: Summary of the Report of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure

Appendix 5-F2: Revisions to Interim Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms (Memo)

Appendix 5-G: Form B22C (10/05)

Appendix 5-H: Form B22C (10/05) Revised Bankruptcy Rules

Appendix 5-I: Form B22C (10/06)

Appendix 5-J: Form B22C (01/08)

Appendix 5-K: Form B22C (12/10)

Appendix 5-L: Form B22C (04/13)

Appendix 5-M: Form B19 (12/07)

Appendix 5-N: Individual Chapter 11 after BAPCPA

 

 

 

 

 

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