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ABIs Newest Publication Helps Navigate the Conflicts Between Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Law

Contact: John Hartgen
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December 14, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has released When Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Law, Fourth Edition, to provide state court judges and attorneys with a better understanding of how bankruptcy intersects with family law. Updated by Prof. Michaela M. White of Creighton University School of Law, When Worlds Collide discusses the increasing opportunity for conflict between the work of the state courts and the federal bankruptcy courts, and between state domestic relations law and bankruptcy law. Appendices feature relevant sections of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as a list of cases and articles on the issues discussed within the text. The book is used in ABI’s educational program for state court judges.
Members of the press interested in interviewing Prof. White should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. The softbound When Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Law, Fourth Edition, is available for pre-order ($30 ABI members; $50 non-members) at ABI's Online Bookstore. Click here to order.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,600 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit