A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Filing Your First Case provides lawyers with a step-by-step manual for filing their first Chapter 7 case.
Included is a line-by-line analysis of the official bankruptcy forms: petition, Schedules A-J, Statement of Compensation, Statement of Intent, Statement of Financial Affairs, Statement of Your Current Monthly Income, and Statement of Means Test Calculation.
Specific, real-world examples are offered for property in Schedule A/B, exemptions in Schedule C, secured creditors in Schedule D, unsecured creditors in Schedule E/F, executory contracts and unexpired leases in Schedule G, co-debtors in Schedule H, income in Schedule I, and expenses in Schedule J. Separate chapters discuss the six types of bankruptcy cases, the timeline for Chapter 7 cases, alternatives to Chapter 7, a client’s eligibility for Chapter 7 relief, and the role of both the Chapter 7 panel trustee and the U.S. Trustee. Plus, separate chapters analyze the automatic stay injunction and the Chapter 7 discharge injunction.