Bibliographic Details

The family lawyer's guide to bankruptcy : forms, tips, and strategies/ Shayna M. Steinfeld and Bruce R. Steinfeld.

Author / Creator Steinfeld, Shayna M., 1964- author.
Edition Fourth edition.
Imprint Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, ©2018.
Description xvi, 574 pages : forms ; 26 cm
Language English
Subject Bankruptcy -- United States.
Bankruptcy -- United States -- Forms.
Divorced people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Bankruptcy.
Divorced people -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11673365
Other authors / contributors Steinfeld, Bruce R., 1960- author.
American Bar Association. Section of Family Law, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9781641052092
1641052090
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1. Bankruptcy Law for the Divorce Practitioner
  • I. Inherent Conflict Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law 1
  • II. Bankruptcy 101
  • III. Domestic Support Obligations
  • IV. Discharge
  • V. Non-dischargeability of Divorce Obligations
  • A. Debts for Domestic Support Obligations
  • B. Debts for Property Settlements
  • C. How to Distinguish Between Domestic Support Obligations and Nondomestic Support Obligations
  • D. Treatment of Specific Obligations
  • 1. Attorney's Fees
  • 2. Retirement or Pension Funds and Other Awards of Property
  • 3. Nondomestic Support Obligations
  • 4. The Impact of a Hold-Harmless Provision in a Divorce Decree
  • 5. Pleading and Standing
  • 6. Litigation Shortcuts in the Adversary Proceeding
  • 7. Attorney's Fees to Prevailing Plaintiff in § 523 Adversary Proceeding
  • 8. Interest and Late Fees
  • VI. Bankruptcy as Change in Circumstances to Modify or Void Underlying Divorce Decree
  • VII. The Impact of the Binding Effect of a Confirmed Plan on Creditors with Non-dischargeable Debts
  • Endnotes
  • Part 2. Bankruptcy 101 with an Emphasis on Divorce Ramifications
  • I. General Overview of the Bankruptcy System
  • A. History of BAPCPA
  • B. Bankruptcy: An Overview
  • II. Types of Bankruptcy Cases
  • A. Chapter 7: Liquidation
  • 1. Means Testing
  • 2. Debtor Education
  • 3. Exemptions
  • 4. Secured Obligations
  • 5. Discharge
  • 6. Time Line
  • 7. Notices
  • B. Chapter 11: Reorganization or Liquidation
  • C. Chapter 13: The Wage Earner Plan and Chapter 12: The Family Farmer and Family Fisherman with Regular Income Plan
  • D. Post-Petition Divorce While Bankruptcy Is Pending
  • III. Case Commencement
  • IV. Automatic Stay
  • A. Exceptions to the Automatic Stay Relevant to Family Law Practice 114
  • B. Relief from the Automatic Stay
  • C. Sanctions for Actions Taken That Violate the Automatic Stay
  • V. Property of the Estate
  • A. Limitations
  • B. Exemptions
  • C. Community Property in Bankruptcy Court
  • VI. Lien Avoidance
  • VII. Priority of Alimony, Maintenance, and Support Debts
  • VIII. Avoidability of Transfers Between Married Spouses
  • IX. Executory Contracts
  • X. Dismissal
  • XI. Closing the Case
  • XII. Revocation of Discharge
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix A. Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Divorce Practitioner
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix B. Pre-BAPCPA: A Discussion of Prior Law Under § 523(a)(15)'s Balancing Test
  • Initial Application of § 523(a)(15)
  • Rebuttable Presumption
  • Burden of Proof on Creditor
  • Bifurcated Burden of Proof
  • The Disposable-Income Test
  • What Constitutes "Disposable Income"
  • The Balancing Test
  • Summary
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix C. Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix D. Official Forms
  • Appendix E. Tax Forms
  • Appendix F. Bankruptcy Court Directory
  • Appendix G. Exemption Statutes
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  • Index