Family lawyer's guide to bankruptcy /

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Author / Creator:Steinfeld, Shayna M., 1964-
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Chicago : American Bar Association, 2008.
Description:x; 376p. 25cm.
Subject:Bankruptcy -- United States.
Divorced people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Divorced people -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Steinfeld, Bruce R., 1960-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. Bankruptcy Law for the Divorce Practitioner
  • I. Inherent Conflict Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law
  • II. Bankruptcy 101
  • III. Domestic Support Obligations
  • IV. Discharge
  • V. Nondischargeability of Divorce Obligations
  • A. Debts for Domestic Support Obligations
  • B. Debts for Property Settlements
  • C. How to Distinguish Between Domestic Support Obligations and non-Domestic Support Obligations
  • D. Treatment of Specific Obligations
  • 1. Attorney's Fees
  • 2. Retirement or Pension Funds and Other Awards of Property
  • 3. Non-Domestic Support Obligations
  • VI. Bankruptcy as Change in Circumstances to Modify or Void Underlying Divorce Decree
  • Notes
  • Part 2. Bankruptcy 101 with an Emphasis on Divorce Ramifications
  • I. General Overview of the Bankruptcy System
  • II. Types of Bankruptcy Cases
  • A. Chapter 7: Liquidation
  • 1. Means Testing
  • 2. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Notes
  • Appendix A. Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Divorce Practitioner
  • Appendix B. Pre-BAPCPA: A Discussion of Prior Law Under &S; 523(a)(15)'s Balancing Test
  • Appendix C. Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms
  • Appendix D. Official Forms
  • Appendix E. Tax Forms
  • Appendix F. Bankruptcy Court Directory
  • Appendix G. Exemption Statutes
  • Index