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The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law

Summary of Contents

Contents
Preface

Chapter One: Introduction to Debtor/Creditor Law and the Case Study Approach

PART A: The Creation and Collection of Consumer and Business Debt Prior To Bankruptcy
Chapter Two: Secured and Unsecured Debt
Chapter Three: Nonconsensual Liens on the Debtor’s Property
Chapter Four: Nonjudicial Debt Collection
Chapter Five: The Judicial Collection Process and Execution on a Final Judgment

PART B: Consumer Bankruptcy
Chapter Six: Introduction to Bankruptcy
Chapter Seven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: The Means Test and Other Qualifications to File
Chapter Eight: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: The Petition, Supporting Schedules,and Statements
Chapter Nine: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: The Order for Relief, Bankruptcy Trustee, First Meeting of Creditors, and Automatic Stay
Chapter Ten: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: Creditor Claims and Property of the Estate
Chapter Eleven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: Liquidation, Distribution, and the Debtor’s Right to Retain Possession of Property
Chapter Twelve: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case: Nondischargeable Debts, Objections to Discharge, Dismissal or Conversion, and the Final Discharge
Chapter Thirteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Filing the Case
Chapter Fourteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income— Determining the Applicable Commitment Period and Debtor’s Disposable Income
Chapter Fifteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income— Treatment of Priority, Secured, and Unsecured Claims in the Plan
Chapter Sixteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income— Plan Confirmation, Modification, and Discharge

PART C: The Business Bankruptcy Case 539
Chapter Seventeen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Filing the Case
Chapter Eighteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Operating the Business Prior to Plan Approval
Chapter Nineteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—The Plan of Reorganization
Chapter Twenty: Bankruptcy under Chapter 12, Chapter 9,and Chapter 15 of the Code

Appendix A: In Re Marta Rinaldi Carlson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Appendix B: In Re Roger H. and Susan J. Matthews Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Appendix C: In Re Banowsky Brothers Furniture, Inc., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Glossary
Table of Cases
Index