Aspen Publishing

Consumer Bankruptcy Law in Focus

Stephen P. Parsons


  • ISBN: 9781454868057

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    As part of the In Focus Casebook Series, Consumer Bankruptcy Law In Focus, offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and practical aspects of consumer bankruptcy. By providing real world scenarios throughout, the text gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they are learning, and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, case previews and case follow ups further clarify the doctrine and aid in student understanding of concepts. With its focus on consumer bankruptcy, this text begins by distinguishing between secured and unsecured debt, non-consensual liens, and more, before acquainting students with the bankruptcy code, rules and official forms. It then follows two different bankruptcy cases from the filing of the petition and determination of the applicable commitment period through to final discharge. Finally, the text looks at Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceeding before delving into some of the thornier jurisdictional and procedural issues that can arise in a modern bankruptcy cases.

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    Page Count 816
    Published 09/16/2016
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Summary of Contents
    Table of Contents 
    Chapter 1.  Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy 
    Chapter 2.  Secured and Unsecured Consumer Debt  
    Chapter 3.  Collection of Consumer Debt Prior to Bankruptcy 
    Chapter 4.  Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy Practice 
    Chapter 5.  The Chapter 7 Case: The Means Test and Other 
             Qualifications to File  
    Chapter 6.  The Chapter 7 Case: The Petition, Supporting Schedules, 
             and Statements  
    Chapter 7.  The Chapter 7 Case: The Order for Relief, Bankruptcy 
             Trustee, First Meeting of Creditors, and Automatic Stay 
    Chapter 8.  The Chapter 7 Case: Creditor Claims  
    Chapter 9.  The Chapter 7 Case: Property of the Estate  
    Chapter 10. The Chapter 7 Case: Liquidation, Distribution, and the 
             Debtor’s Right to Reaffirm Debt or Redeem Property 
    Chapter 11. The Chapter 7 Case: Non-Dischargeable Debt, Objections 
             to Discharge, Dismissal or Conversion, and the Final Discharge   
    Chapter 12. The Chapter 13 Case: Debt Adjustment for an Individual 
             with Regular Income—Filing the Case 
    Chapter 13. The Chapter 13 Case: Determining the Applicable 
             Commitment Period and Debtor’s Disposable Income     
    Chapter 14. The Chapter 13 Case: The Plan: Treatment of Priority
             and Secured Claims  
    Chapter 15. The Chapter 13 Case: The Plan: Treatment of Non-Priority
             Unsecured Claims  
    Chapter 16. The Chapter 13 Case: Plan Confirmation, Modification,
             and Discharge 
    Chapter 17. The Chapter 12 Case: Reorganization for a Family Farmer
             or Family Fisherman with Regular Annual Income 
    Chapter 18. Jurisdictional and Procedural Issues in Bankruptcy Practice  
    Appendix A. In re Marta Rinaldi Carlson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy [Inactive File] 
    Appendix B. In re Roger H. and Susan J. Matthews Chapter 13 
             Bankruptcy [Inactive File] 
    Appendix C. In re Abelard R. Mendoza Chapter 7 Bankruptcy [Active File] 
    Appendix D. In re Nicholas W. and Pearl E. Murphy Chapter 
    Table of Cases 
    Bankruptcy [Active File]
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    Stephen P. Parsons

    Stephen P. Parsons has been licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee for more than 40 years. He was a partner in the Stophel, Caldwell and Heggie law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later in the Wagner, Myers & Sanger firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializing in commercial law and tort litigation. Thereafter he was the principal in The Parsons Law Firm in Greeneville, Tennessee. From 2006 to 2015 he was a professor of law at Appalachian School of Law in Buchanan County, Virginia, where he taught Evidence, Contracts, Sales, Debtor-Creditor Law, Civil Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. He retired from the school of law in 2015 as Associate Professor of Law Emeritus. Prior to service at the school of law, he was active in paralegal education having served as the initial program director for the Paralegal Studies Program at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee where he was a tenured professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department.

    Parsons received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a double major in Speech and Religion. He received his J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law, finishing first in his graduating class and was selected for inclusion in the Order of the Coif. While a law student, Parsons received book awards for achieving the high grade in five different courses: Torts, Evidence, Corporations, Administrative Law, and Bills & Notes. He also won the Advocates Prize Moot Court competition as a law student and was named Best Oralist in the competition.

    In addition to Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, now in its eighth edition, Professor Parsons is the author of The ABC’s of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, now in its sixth edition. He is also author of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and co-author of Business Bankruptcy, both titles in the Wolters Kluwer Focus Casebook Series.

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