The New Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias Attorney
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413315003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Get the clear-cut answers, information and strategies you need to figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution for your debt problems. Find out: if you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy how Chapter 13 repayment plans work which debts are wiped out how bankruptcy affects homeowners if you can keep cars and other property how bankruptcy affects credit alternative ways to handle debt problems The 4th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest rulings on the new bankruptcy laws, additional information on foreclosures and an all-new appendix containing essential sample forms. It also provides worksheets to help you determine whether you can file for bankruptcy, and includes fully up-to-date exemption charts, helpful checklists and easy-to-use legal charts for all 50 states.

The New Bankruptcy

Author: Cara O'Neill
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324304
Format: PDF, Docs
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Rising living expenses and stagnant wages have many Americans finding it increasingly difficult to pay the bills each month—and many businesses aren’t faring much better. In 2017, dwindling brick and mortar retail sales forced an unprecedented number of retail establishments into bankruptcy. This comprehensive guide helps individuals and small business owners facing financial distress determine whether bankruptcy, or a nonbankruptcy alternative, will provide the best financial solution for them.

The New Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324312
Format: PDF
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Choose the best bankruptcy option The New Bankruptcy provides 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 completed sample bankruptcy forms.

The New Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324312
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Choose the best bankruptcy option The New Bankruptcy provides 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 completed sample bankruptcy forms.

Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies

Author: James P. Caher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With tips on understanding -- and surviving -- the new bankruptcy laws If you're considering bankruptcy, you need straightforward answers and reliable advice. This handy guide covers it all -- so you can get your finances in line and your life back on track. This updated new edition covers everything you need to know about the new bankruptcy law and includes even better resources. Don't get desperate -- get out of debt instead! Discover how to * Weigh the consequences of bankruptcy * Manage your spending * Find professional help you can trust * Decide on the right type of bankruptcy * Pass the means test * Keep more of your stuff

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324339
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you’re overwhelmed by debt, the bankruptcy system can help. How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy provides the clear information and step-by-step instructions you’ll need to get through the entire process without an attorney. The book will help you determine whether you qualify for relief and whether filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will help you solve your debt issues. You’ll also learn how to: stop wage garnishments and lawsuits wipe out as much debt as possible deal with debts you’ve secured with collateral keep as much property as possible, and rebuild credit after bankruptcy The 20th edition is revised to include instructions that will help you complete the new user-friendly bankruptcy forms, changes to state exemption laws (which determine what property bankruptcy filers can keep), and important legal updates. Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or individual repayment plans (Chapter 13). For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

Debt s Dominion

Author: David A. Skeel Jr.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400828503
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bankruptcy in America, in stark contrast to its status in most other countries, typically signifies not a debtor's last gasp but an opportunity to catch one's breath and recoup. Why has the nation's legal system evolved to allow both corporate and individual debtors greater control over their fate than imaginable elsewhere? Masterfully probing the political dynamics behind this question, David Skeel here provides the first complete account of the remarkable journey American bankruptcy law has taken from its beginnings in 1800, when Congress lifted the country's first bankruptcy code right out of English law, to the present day. Skeel shows that the confluence of three forces that emerged over many years--an organized creditor lobby, pro-debtor ideological currents, and an increasingly powerful bankruptcy bar--explains the distinctive contours of American bankruptcy law. Their interplay, he argues in clear, inviting prose, has seen efforts to legislate bankruptcy become a compelling battle royale between bankers and lawyers--one in which the bankers recently seem to have gained the upper hand. Skeel demonstrates, for example, that a fiercely divided bankruptcy commission and the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress have yielded the recent, ideologically charged battles over consumer bankruptcy. The uniqueness of American bankruptcy has often been noted, but it has never been explained. As different as twenty-first century America is from the horse-and-buggy era origins of our bankruptcy laws, Skeel shows that the same political factors continue to shape our unique response to financial distress.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Two Income Trap

Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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More than two decades ago, the women's movement flung open the doors of the workplace. Although this social revolution created a firestorm of controversy, no one questioned the idea that women's involvement in the workforce was certain to improve families' financial lot. Until now.In this brilliantly argued book, Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren and business consultant Amelia Tyagi show that today's middle-class parents are suffering from an unprecedented and totally unexpected economic meltdown. Astonishingly, sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable than ever before. Today's two-income family earns 75% more money than its single-income counterpart of a generation ago, but actually has less discretionary income once their fixed monthly bills are paid.How did this happen? Warren and Tyagi provide convincing evidence that the culprit is not "overconsumption," as many critics have charged. Instead, they point to the ferocious bidding war for housing and education that has quietly engulfed America's suburbs. Stay-at-home mothers once provided a financial safety net if disaster struck; their move into the workforce has left today's families chillingly at risk. The authors show why the usual remedies--child-support enforcement, subsidized daycare, and higher salaries for women--won't solve the problem, and propose a set of innovative solutions, from rate caps on credit cards to open-access public schools, to restore security to the middle class.