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The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, Sixth Edition

Stephen P. Parsons


  • ISBN: 9781543840186

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    Publication Date: 2/1/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 696
    Connected eBook + Print: 9781543840186
    Connected eBook: 9798889063957
    eBook: 9781543840193

    Summary of Contents


    Chapter One: Introduction to Debtor/Creditor Law and the Case Study Approach

    Part A: The Creation and Collection of Debt Prior To Bankruptcy
    Chapter Two: Secured and Unsecured Debt
    Chapter Three: Nonconsensual Liens on the Debtor’s Property
    Chapter Four: Nonjudicial Debt Collection
    Chapter Five: The Judicial Collection Process and Execution on a Final Judgment

    Part B: Consumer Bankruptcy
    Chapter Six: Introduction to Bankruptcy
    Chapter Seven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—The Means Test and Other Qualifications to File
    Chapter Eight: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—The Petition, Supporting Schedules, and Statements
    Chapter Nine: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—The Order for Relief, Bankruptcy Trustee, First Meeting of Creditors, and Automatic Stay
    Chapter Ten: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—Creditor Claims and Property of the Estate
    Chapter Eleven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—Liquidation, Distribution, and the Debtor’s Right to Retain Possession of Property
    Chapter Twelve: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Case—Nondischargeable Debts, Objections to Discharge, Dismissal or Conversion, and the Final Discharge
    Chapter Thirteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Filing the Case
    Chapter Fourteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income— Determining the Applicable Commitment Period and Debtor’s Disposable Income
    Chapter Fifteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income— Treatment of Priority, Secured, and Unsecured Claims in the Plan
    Chapter Sixteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Plan Confirmation, Modification, and Discharge

    Part C: The Business Bankruptcy Case
    Chapter Seventeen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Filing the Case
    Chapter Eighteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Operating the Business Prior to Plan Approval
    Chapter Nineteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—The Plan of Reorganization
    Chapter Twenty: Bankruptcy Under Chapter 12, Chapter 9, and Chapter 15 of the Code

    Appendix A: In re Marta Rinaldi Carlson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Appendix B: In re Roger H. and Susan J. Matthews Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Appendix C: In re Banowsky Brothers Furniture, Inc., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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  • Author Information

    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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