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June 16, 2024
A colleague of mine recently asked “what’s the difference between an adversary proceeding and a contested matter?” My immediate response was “very little.” But I decided to take a look at the rules so I can give a little more thoughtful answer the next time I’m asked.
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June 16, 2024
Although it is easy for a consumer practitioner to skim over decisions relating to Chapter 11, occasionally, a Chapter 11 decision requires attention. This is particularly true when the decision is issued by a Circuit Court of Appeals. Here, compelling circumstances must be demonstrated to justify a post-confirmation amendment to a proof of claim.
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June 16, 2024
“I recently had the opportunity to consider the symbolism of the well-known “Lady Justice” emblem or statue and pondered how the principles attributed to that icon apply to our present bankruptcy system.”
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June 16, 2024
Welp, it doesn’t look like Congress is going to act . . . As you know, Congress temporarily raised the debt limits for Subchapter V and Chapter 13 debtors. These increased debt limits are set to expire on Friday, June 21, 2024. Without further action by Congress, for Chapter 13 filers, the combined unsecured and secured debt limit will fall...

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June 9, 2024
“The U.S. Supreme Court has remarked that “[v]alue is a word of many meanings.” This is particularly true in bankruptcy, where the concept of value comes up repeatedly throughout the Bankruptcy Code, but “value,” with few exceptions, is not defined.”
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This is a GREAT resource everyone should read! “Sometimes the trustee’s office must deal with a difficult debtor. . . . All trustees know — or should know — that skilled debtors’ lawyers are our best allies.”
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Although Acevedo does not prohibit the court from entering an order ex post facto, to obtain an order authorizing employment of a professional effective from the date of filing application, must be based upon compelling and unusual circumstances.
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June 9, 2024
Attorney Boltz shares a summary of a new study which looks at the Supreme Court ruling that noncollusive, regular foreclosure sales aren't voidable by a bankruptcy trustee, but collusive or irregular sales can be challenged by unsecured creditors, who can cloud the title if fraud is involved. The study explores when these sales can be avoided.
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June 9, 2024
Reversing the Fourth Circuit, SCOTUS rules insurer is Party in Interest. Although an 11 there are possible implications in the context of Chapter 13.
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June 2, 2024
Bankruptcy lawyers can better present non-mortgage homeownership expenses to reflect current economic realities on the means test. By advocating for realistic expense allowances, based on a percentage of the home’s purchase price, attorneys can ensure fairer assessments and more successful bankruptcy plans. Additionally, Trustees and Judges should look at Atty Moran’s analysis here – change will take the whole village.
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Due process requires that before a Court imposes a reduction of unopposed attorney’s fees, notice and an opportunity to be heard is required.
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June 2, 2024
Rule 3002 outlines requirements and offers remedies for untimely claims, giving bankruptcy judges discretion to grant relief. However, creditors should view these exceptions as corrective measures rather than substantial rights.
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A person or entity need not physically prepare a bankruptcy petition for a pro se debtor in order to be a bankruptcy petition preparer, but a debtor must have paid some compensation for the “services” provided.
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May 26, 2024
Staff Attorney Jeff Leforce brought us this case back in January of 2022 . . . When is Enough, Enough? Pro Se Dismissed with Extended Prejudice (and Violates Bar)
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May 26, 2024
The Case of the Naked Client: In December of 2023 Cathy Moran brought readers this great exhortation to debtor attorneys to be very careful when completing a petition. What ISN’T there may be as important as what is there!
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June 20, 2024
As we learned in Part 1 (Income)**, the quirks and quagmire of the means test are deep and wide! We...
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June 20, 2024
Moderator Honorable Daniel P. Collins will lead Trustee Diana Daugherty and Nicole Novak, Esq. in a discussion on the specific...
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May 14, 2024
This webinar features three distinguished experts in the legal realm of mortgage servicing - Michael J. McCormick, a seasoned senior...
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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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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.

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