Bankruptcy Deskbook, Fifth Edition, provides you with practical guidance to help clients achieve fair remedies and to ensure you avoid legal problems along the way.

Among the topics covered in Bankruptcy Deskbook are:

  • Major demands on Chapter 7 debtors — including means testing, discharge restrictions, and debtor education and credit counseling rules
  • Tough rules for Chapter 11 small business debtors — in such areas as filing, disclosure, and reorganization plans
  • Extensive requirements for Chapter 13 individual debtors — including discharge limits, greater payment pressures after filing, and more mandated content in reorganization plans
  • Compliance burdens on attorneys — including strict certification requirements and fee-arrangement disclosure rules that, if unmet, can lead to harsh sanctions
Authored by William C. Hillman and Margaret M. Crouch, a judge and law clerk, respectively, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Bankruptcy Deskbook keeps you up-to-date on legal developments, analyzing recent Supreme Court, court of appeals and bankruptcy court decisions. It also guides you step-by-step through the bankruptcy laws, clarifying the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in the era of BAPCPA. It also includes a massive collection of forms, charts, and checklists, including more than thirty ready-to-use official forms prescribed by the U.S. Judicial Conference, and more than one hundred adaptable pleading forms, most of them taken directly from actual cases.

Publication Date: May 2014
Last Updated: September 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4024-2171-6
Page Count: 1,862 pages
Number of Volumes: 1