The Dirty Dozen: 12 Hot Topics in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Practice Seminar Materials

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Advanced practitioners and new bankruptcy attorneys alike will benefit from this publication in which trustees and experienced lawyers from the Eastern and Western Districts share their insight and advice on a range of tricky issues in Chapter 13 practice today.

This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a May 2013 seminar. It is available as a searchable PDF via download. Click here for more information on electronic books.


CONTENT SUMMARY

  1. Post-Confirmation Plan Modification
  2. Claims Review
  3. Completing the B22C Form for Above Median Debtors: Some Common Mistakes from a Trustee's Perspective
  4. Post-Petition Mortgage Issues
  5. To Vest or Not to Vest, That is the Question
  6. Rules That Were Meant to be Broken: RS. 3001C and 3002.1
  7. Bankruptcy: Debtor Attorney Obligations: Preparing for Chapter 13
  8. Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 Debtor's Cousel Fees and Case Review

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE DIRTY DOZEN: 12 HOT TOPICS IN
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE


POST-CONFIRMATION PLAN MODIFICATION
Mark C. Leffler

    I. Who Has Standing
    
    II. Confirmation Issues

        A. What Tests Apply?
    
        B. Change in Circumstances Requirement

    United States Trustee Issues
    
    I. Chapter 7 Abuse Issues

        A. Abuse Under §707(b)(1)
    
        B. Abuse Under §707(b)(3)

    II. Enforcement Issues
    
    III. Pro Se Filers

CLAIMS REVIEW
Carl M. Bates

COMPLETING THE B22C FORM FOR ABOVE MEDIAN DEBTORS:
SOME COMMON MISTAKES FROM A TRUSTEE’S PERSPECTIVE

Herbert L. Beskin

POST-PETITION MORTGAGE ISSUES
Eric D. White

    I. Surrendering Property - General Overview

        A. Statutory Context
    
        B. Case Law Context
    
        C. Practical Context

TO VEST OR NOT TO VEST, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Christopher Micale
Jason B. Shorter


    I. Hypotheticals
    
    II. Statutory Provisions Concerning Property of the Estate
    
    III. “Vesting” of Property at Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan
    
    IV. Approaches Developed to Address “Vesting” at Confirmation of Plan
    
    V. What, If Any, Approach(es) Has Virginia’s Bankruptcy Courts
    Adopted?
    
    VI. Has the Fourth Circuit Entertained the Issue?
    
    VII. Hypotheticals

RULES WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN: RS. 3001 C AND 3002.1
Christopher Micale

BANKRUPTCY: DEBTOR ATTORNEY OBLIGATIONS:
PREPARING FOR CHAPTER 13

Malissa Lambert Giles

    I. Initial Consultation: Preparing Yourself and the Client - Where to
    Focus

        A. Has the Debtor Filed Before?
    
        B. What Type of Debt Do the Debtors Owe and How Much?
    
        C. Can Their Assets be Protected in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    
        D. Are the Clients Eligible for a Chapter 7 or 13 Based on Their
        Income and Expenses?

    II. How to Prepare Your Client for the Process

        A. Choice of Chapters
    
        B. Signing and Client Documentation
    
        C. 341 Hearing
    
        D. What Happens Next
    
        E. Confirmation Hearing
    
        F. Post-Confirmation Representation

BANKRUPTCY: CHAPTER 13 DEBTOR’S COUNSEL FEES &
CASE REVIEW

Malissa Lambert Giles

Authors

Mark C. Leffler

Carl M. Bates

Herbert L. Beskin

Eric D. White

Christopher Micale

Jason B. Shorter

Malissa Lambert Giles

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