The HAVEN Act – Understanding this complicated new law

The HAVEN Act – effective NOW – is a helpful, yet complicated new tool in your arsenal to help veterans get the fresh start offered through bankruptcy.

Chapter 13 Trustee Naliko Markel moderates a one hour discussion between Kristina M. Stanger and Jessica Hopton Youngberg. Both Stanger and Youngberg were members of the ABI Task Force and each has extensive experience in the area of veteran affairs.

Kristina Stanger is an attorney and shareholder at Iowa’s Nyemaster Goode, P.C. She is also a combat-experienced Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She is currently one of Iowa’s highest ranking females and is the Chief of Plans and Operations for the Iowa Army National Guard.

Jessica Hopton Youngberg is Senior Staff Attorney for Veterans Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Skadden Fellow from 2015-2017. She has a long history of public service work including advocacy for active duty service members, veterans and their families. She previously worked with VLS as a summer intern during law school and worked with the Red Cross while living in Korea during her husband’s service in the Army.

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