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PRL 101 slides, Nov. 24

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November 24, 2015

PRL 101 slides, Nov. 24

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Ted Major

November 24, 2015
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  1. Bankruptcy law creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by ryaninc:

    https://flic.kr/p/66cCEX
  2. Bankruptcy in-class assignment creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by

    kevin dooley: https://flic.kr/p/6m6JvE
  3. Bankruptcy purpose? • “Fresh Start” • Treat creditors fairly

  4. Bankruptcy • Petition • Debtor • Creditor • Automatic stay

    • Discharge • Chapter 7 (liquidation): individual or business • Chapter 11 (reorganization): business, some individuals • Chapter 13 (repayment): individual
  5. Role of paralegal Ch. 7 fee: $500-900 • Client intake

    • Client meetings • Gathering documentation • Document preparation • Filing • Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) • Bankruptcy software
  6. BR Procedure • Credit counseling • Petition – Automatic stay

    – Unless repeat filer • 341 Meeting • Confirmation hearing • Liquidation/Repayment/Reorganization • Debtor education • Discharge
  7. For Individual Debtors • Pre-filing credit counseling • Pre-discharge financial

    education • Means test: –< median income to file ch. 7 –Alabama: –$40,351 for 1 –$67,407 family of 4 –Otherwise, ch. 13
  8. Objections to confirmation • Serial filing • Abusive filing •

    Lack of protection • "Cram down" • Valuation of collateral • Amount of arrears
  9. Repayment priority • Attorneys/Court • Priority claims • Secured creditors

    • Unsecured creditors
  10. Priority claims • domestic support obligations to spouse or child

    • domestic support obligations to state • administrative expenses (trustee/BA) • wages & salaries owed • employee benefits owed • rental deposits owed • taxes owed • DUI injuries
  11. Secured creditors • Mortgage • Car payments

  12. Unsecured creditors • Credit cards • Medical bills • Utilities

    • Cable • Internet • Phone • Other bills
  13. Objections to discharge: particular debt • non-dischargeable • not listed

    or scheduled • fraud in loan application/financial statement
  14. Objections to discharge: All debts • Fraud • Perjury •

    Fraudulent transfer • Perjury • Recent bankruptcy • Failure to keep records • Hiding assets • Destruction of assets • Failure to obey court order
  15. Non-dischargeable debts • taxes • loans obtained by false pretenses

    • not listed/scheduled • fraud, embezzlement, larceny • domestic support • willful & malicious injury
  16. Non-dischargeable debts • government fine • DUI judgment • criminal

    restitution • condo fees • criminal court fees • pension fund payments