Theoretical Benefits and Administrative Difficulties of Short-Term Saving in Chapter 13

By Sidney H. Scheinberg with the assistance of Alexander T. Renfro, law clerk

Ms. Moran raises a very interesting point of public policy in her recent article “The Case for Saving in Chapter 13” which considers allowances in Chapter 13 plans for short-term, unexpected occurrences such as automotive break-downs, sudden illnesses and accidents, or other emergencies. As Ms. Moran rightly points out, our current system does not leave room for debtors to plan for the aforementioned contingencies, which could potentially harm the debtor’s rehabilitation. Certainly a system of bankruptcy designed specifically to rehabilitate debtors should . . .

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