Book Title:

The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You? (Paperback)
by Stephen Elias (Author), Robin Leonard (Author)

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Book Description

Everything you need to know about filing for bankruptcy under the new laws.

Bankruptcy law recently experienced a profound change that makes it harder to eliminate overwhelming debt. Yet many of the reasons for filing for bankruptcy (such as divorce, medical bills or job loss) remain.

Fortunately, there’s help. The New Bankruptcy can help you choose the best strategy to get back on your feet. Filled with clear-cut answers and practical suggestions, it covers all the issues you face, including:

  • qualifying for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • how Chapter 13 repayment plans work
  • which debts are wiped out
  • how bankruptcy affects homeowners
  • keeping cars and other property
  • how bankruptcy affects credit
  • alternative ways to handle debt problems
  • paperwork requirements
  • and much more

The New Bankruptcy also provides worksheets to help you determine whether you can file for bankruptcy under the new law. It also includes checklists, sample forms and easy-to-use legal charts for all 50 states.

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List of Forms: Voluntary Petition Form 6: Summary of Schedules Form 6: Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities Form 6: Schedule A-Real Property Form 6: Schedule B-Personal Property Form 6: Schedule C-Property Claimed as Exempt Form 6: Schedule D-Creditors Holding Secured Claims Form 6: Schedule E-Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims Form 6: Schedule F-Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims Form 6: Schedule G-Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases Form 6: Schedule H-Codebtors Form 6: Schedule I-Current Income of Individual Debtor(s) Form 6: Schedule J-Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s) Form 6: Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules Form 7: Statement of Financial Affairs Form 201: Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor Under § 342(b) Bankruptcy Code Form B22A: Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation Form 8: Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention Form 21: Statement of Social Security Number Statement Pursuant to Rule 2016(B) Creditor Matrix Cover Sheet Creditor Mailing Matrix

About the Author

Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and associate publisher at He is the author of many Nolo titles, most recently The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You? Other books include: How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Trademark: Legal Care For Your Business and Product Name, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, and Nolo’s Pocket Guide to Family Law. He is one of the original authors/designers of Nolo’s bestselling WillMaker program, as well as the software version of Nolo’s Patent It Yourself. Steve has been interviewed by most major media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money Magazine and more. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980.