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S.D. AL - New Alabama exemptions go into effect April 1 - Personal property exemption will increase from $8225 from $9400 and homestead exemption will increase from $16,450 to $18,800.  For exemption chart click here.

C.D. CA - General Order 24-01 was entered to make the Loan Modification Management program permanent and to direct participants to comply with the revised LMM Procedures and new LMM Forms posted in section 3-10.

E.D. VACM/ECF will be unavailable starting at 6:00 P.M., EST, on 2/22/24, through and including 2/27/24.

W.D. MI - ECF system will be unavailable starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, 2/22/24, until 8:00 am on Monday, 2/26/24.

M.D. AL - ECF system will be unavailable starting at 7:00 am on Saturday, 2/24/24, until 8:00 am on Sunday, 2/25/24.

C.D. IL - The Court will accept written comment on proposed local rules through 2/29/24.

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February 18, 2024
With facts and graphs, Judge Anderson discusses lowest filing levels since ’85, the impact of filings on judgeships, weighted caseloads, judicial vacancies, and recall judges.
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This month, Prof. Rapoport looks at the question: What should happen when the Rule 2016 statement on compensation conflicts with the SOFA #16?
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The initial meeting with a prospective bankruptcy client is the most important work I do as a bankruptcy lawyer. It’s also the hardest.
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Communications Practice Pointer! Convincing clients that all of their debts must be included in bankruptcy is one of the hardest parts of being a bankruptcy lawyer. Communicating clearly with our clients, in their language, is a key part of our job. The struggle often seems Herculean.
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Recent case authority has not been favorable for consumer debtor attorneys seeking approval of bifurcated fees in Chapter 7 cases.
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“Several recent bankruptcy cases have considered the circumstances under which funds held in, derived from, or contributed to a retirement account may be exempt from the bankruptcy estate.”
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February 4, 2024
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February 4, 2024
You know it won’t go well for the creditor in a discharge violation when the opinion opens by characterizing the debtor as a single mother and registered nurse who discovers her $20k bank balance is now negative.
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January 28, 2024
Gambling was one of the earliest forms of entertainment, likely pre-dating recorded human history and before man invented minted currency. . . . gambling alone is not evidence of bad faith! Another article on this topic: If You’re Gonna Bet the Farm, Maybe Play Against the House
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January 28, 2024
Does § 523(a)(15) include claims by a spouse against the other spouse for fraud etc, i.e., §§ 523(a)(2), (4) and (6), in a chapter 7 case?
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January 21, 2024
There is a presumption that the trustee will make disbursements under a confirmed Chapter 13 plan and the debtor bears the burden of demonstrating sufficient grounds to justify acting as her own disbursing agent.
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Join our panel of experts as they expound on the discussion that began in our webinar on December 16th entitled...
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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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Much is being written and discussed about an opinion out of Vermont - Gravel. Taggart, Law v. Siegel, Newrez, LLC...
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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: