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Updated Edition of Popular Consumer Bankruptcy Guide Now Available in the ABI Bookstore

Contact: John Hartgen
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June 16, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — Available now in the American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Bookstore is an update of ABI’s popular consumer bankruptcy guide, Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Third Edition. The new edition, written by Alane A. Becket and William A. McNeal, covers the fundamentals of consumer bankruptcy proceedings under chapters 7 and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, including updated information on the changes in the law since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).
In addition to providing the fundamentals of chapters 7 and 13, including debtor's duties, procedure, dischargeability, automatic stay and much more, the guide includes information on today's most litigated questions, including issues surrounding applicable commitment periods in chapter 13 plans, projected disposable income, and case conversion and exemptions. In addition, the revised book analyzes several new U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Lanning, Ransom, Espinosa and Milavetz, and addresses the current state of consumer bankruptcy law. While it is ideal for the generalist practitioner, even experienced consumer bankruptcy professionals will benefit from the insights provided.
Members of the press interested in receiving a copy or interviewing the authors should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. The softbound Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Third Edition, is available for pre-order ($30 for ABI members; $50 for non-members) at ABI's Online Bookstore. Click here to order.


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