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The Fourth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Abridged Edition presents readable and concise descriptions of the bankruptcy system, with an emphasis on the paralegal’s role at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding. Like its parent text, the Abridged Edition is written and formatted for paralegal students who need a practical introduction to the code and rules of bankruptcy law.

What paralegals need to know about consumer bankruptcy in practice, featuring:

  • Straightforward writing that explains basic consumer bankruptcy in plain English
  • A helpful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules
  • Step-by-step guidance through the paralegal’s role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding
  • Simple instructions for completing and submitting documentation in a timely manner
  • Content focused on consumer bankruptcy, primarily from the debtor’s perspective
  • Means testing concepts covered in a dedicated chapter
  • A useful tutorial on means testing procedure
  • A downloadable forms manual on a companion website

Abundant learning aids, including

  • examples
  • procedural checklists
  • summaries of the law
  • discussion questions
  • learning objectives

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • A new chapter, “Understanding the Client,” introduces client interview skills and the client interview process
  • A new Fact Pattern integrated throughout the book
  • Updated Official Bankruptcy Forms from the Forms Modernization Project
  • Cites to recent and noteworthy case opinions
  • The statutory adjustment of dollar exemption amounts (and other provisions) in the Bankruptcy Code 
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Paperback $169.95
ISBN:9781454873419
Pages:448
In stock.