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April 7, 2024
This article looks at Rule 12(b)(1) by presenting a three-question test synthesizing decades of Eleventh Circuit case law.
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April 7, 2024
When the debtor fails to properly schedule a creditor in an asset case, is the now non-dischargeable debt under § 523(a)(3) limited to the amount the creditor would have received had it filed a proof of claim?
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In the fall of 2021, Michael McCormick provided subscribers with an EXCELLENT, expository, seven-part outline on mortgage escrow. This information is still relevant today.
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Curated (Free) Selections

New Bankruptcy Judge Selected

Alfredo Perez, formerly of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been selected as the new judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Remember this name: Keith Bray – Disbarred lawyer (in CA), working as a petition preparer - Defendant . . .  liable for (1) $22,500 in fines payable to the UST, (2) $7,990 in damages payable to the Debtors, and (3) $3,995 in forfeited fees payable to the Debtors. Also permanently enjoined from acting as bankruptcy petition preparers in the District of Oregon.

Selection of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of South Carolina

L. Jefferson Davis, IV, will fill the vacancy that occurred when Judge David R. Duncan retired on May 31, 2023.

Current Articles

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March 31, 2024
Debtors’ attorney’s fees can be calculated as a percentage of the presumptively reasonable “no-look” fee for cases involuntarily dismissed prior to confirmation and is an allowed administrative claim which can be paid under § 1326(a)(2).
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March 31, 2024
While some circuits differ, statutory interpretation suggests similar treatment for secured and unsecured claims regarding interest disallowance, unless context dictates otherwise. Attorney Siomos brings subscribers a follow-up to last week’s article.
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March 31, 2024
Launching a new feature - Supreme Court Corner - Jon Hayes will periodically share a look at a historical bankruptcy case. As the title indicates, Sturges v. Crowninshield looks at state bankruptcy law in the absence of federal law.
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Eighth Circuit, like the Ninth, has ruled that when Chapter 13 cases are converted to Chapter 7, any increase in a debtor's home value beyond exemptions and liens becomes part of the Chapter 7 estate. See also: Critical Case Comment – Post-Petition/Pre-Conversion Equity
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March 24, 2024
“. . . the law is so clear that of course it's not allowed. However, some courts have twisted themselves into pretzels to create a creditor right to postpetition unmatured interest.” The article explores this not so simple issue by examining relevant sections of the Bankruptcy Code and case law from various circuit courts.
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March 24, 2024
An ordinary title for a very NON-ordinary article! A computer program which will accurately predict whether a borrower will default and relief extended based on the data. WHAAAT???

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March 24, 2024
Bankruptcy Court in Texas awards sanctions of $825,940.55 for bad faith filing and prosecution of a proof of claim. (Yes it’s an 11 but still, $825k!)
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March 17, 2024
“The problem in the past for student loan borrowers in bankruptcy has been that hardship discharge litigation has been complex, expensive and arbitrary. . . . The new guidance has simplified the process.”
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March 17, 2024
“In response to Cathy Moran’s article from last week: Tracking Down the Illusive Mortgage Interest Deduction, I have a few questions to raise-“
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March 17, 2024
IT’S NACTT REGISTRATION TIME!! Boston on the 4th of July PLUS a Phenomenal Consumer Bankruptcy Conference. We're excited to welcome Jenny Doling as a new addition to our lineup of skilled speakers for this year. She'll be teaming up with Chapter 13 Trustee John Jansing and The Honorable Selene D. Maddox for a session titled "Evaluating Tax Returns and Other Financial Documents." Together, they'll delve into a comprehensive exploration of the complexities surrounding the scrutiny of debtors' tax returns and financial records.
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March 10, 2024
“ . . . practice and procedure accomplishing the lien strip have been slow to evolve since 2017. . . . in the jurisdictions that opted out of usage of the Form 113 Plan, multiple iterations for lien stripping and release are found.”
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March 10, 2024
Are your clients curing mortgage arrears through their Chapter 13 plan? If so, I’m convinced a mortgage interest tax deduction lurks, unclaimed, in the trustee’s records.
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Current Webinars

March 28, 2024
Join experts* Cathy Moran and Jill Michaux for a 90-minute discussion on cutting through the quirks and quagmire of utilizing...
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September 21, 2023
Join Josh Cohen (The Student Loan Lawyer) and Scott Waterman in a FAST one hour look at the very first...
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January 28, 2023
Join our panel of experts* as they discuss the specifics of the brand new DOJ Guidelines, how they are geared...
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September 1, 2022
Join Trustee Hank Hildebrand as he interviews Amy Seigenthaler, Managing Partner of FINN Partners Southeast. FINN are specialists in marketing...
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January 15, 2022
Join our panel of experts as they expound on the discussion that began in our webinar on December 16th entitled...
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January 7, 2022
Join our panel of experts for a lively discussion regarding the proposed changes to Federal Rule 3002.1. Is it working...
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ConsiderChapter13.org offers a forum to advance continuing education of consumer bankruptcy via access to insightful articles, informative webinars, and the latest industry news. Join now to benefit from expert resources and stay informed.

Webinars

These informative sessions are led by industry experts and cover a range of consumer bankruptcy topics.

Member Articles

Written by industry experts, these articles provide in-depth analysis and practical guidance on consumer bankruptcy topics.

Industry News

The Academy is the go-to source for the latest news and analysis in the Chapter 13 bankruptcy industry.

To get started, please let us know which of these best fits your current position: