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The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, Fifth Edition

Stephen P. Parsons


  • ISBN: 9781543801033

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    Publication Date: 1/15/2019
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 752
    Paperback: 9781543801033

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    Summary of Contents


    Chapter One: Introduction to Debtor/Creditor Law and the Case Study Approach

    Part A: The Creation and Collection of Debt Prior To Bankruptcy
    Chapter Two: Secured and Unsecured Debt
    Chapter Three: Nonconsensual Liens on the Debtor’s Property
    Chapter Four: Nonjudicial Debt Collection
    Chapter Five: The Judicial Collection Process and Execution on a Final Judgment

    Part B: Consumer Bankruptcy
    Chapter Six: Introduction to Bankruptcy
    Chapter Seven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: The Means Test and Other Qualifications to File
    Chapter Eight: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: The Petition, Supporting Schedules, and Statements
    Chapter Nine: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: The Order for Relief, Bankruptcy Trustee, First Meeting of Creditors, and Automatic Stay
    Chapter Ten: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: Creditor Claims and Property of the Estate
    Chapter Eleven: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: Liquidation, Distribution, and the Debtor’s Right to Retain Possession of Property
    Chapter Twelve: The Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
    Case: Nondischargeable Debts, Objections to Discharge, Dismissal or Conversion, and the Final Discharge
    Chapter Thirteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Filing the Case
    Chapter Fourteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Determining the Applicable Commitment Period and Debtor’s Disposable Income
    Chapter Fifteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment foran Individual with Regular Income—Treatment of Priority, Secured, and Unsecured Claims in the Plan
    Chapter Sixteen: The Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment for an Individual with Regular Income—Plan Confirmation, Modification, and Discharge

    Part C: The Business Bankruptcy Case
    Chapter Seventeen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Filing the Case
    Chapter Eighteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—Operating the Business Prior to Plan Approval
    Chapter Nineteen: The Chapter 11 Business Reorganization—The Plan of Reorganization
    Chapter Twenty: Bankruptcy under Chapter 12, Chapter 9, and Chapter 15 of the Code

    Appendix A: In re Marta Rinaldi Carlson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Appendix B: In re Roger H. and Susan J. Matthews Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Appendix C: In re Banowsky Brothers Furniture, Inc., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Table of Cases

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    Stephen P. Parsons

    Stephen P. Parsons is a long-term visiting professor of law at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia where he has taught Evidence, Contracts, Sales, Debtor-Creditor Law, Civil Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. He is also active in paralegal education having served as the initial program director for the Paralegal Studies Program at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee where he served for a number of years as a tenured professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department.

    Parsons received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee with a double major in Speech and Religion. He received his J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law, finishing first in his graduating class and was selected for inclusion in the Order of the Coif. While a law student Parsons received book awards for achieving the high grade in five different courses: Torts, Evidence, Corporations, Administrative Law, and Bills & Notes. He also won the Advocates Prize Moot Court competition as a law student and was named Best Oralist in the competition.

    Professor Parsons has more than 25 years experience in the practice of law. He was a partner in the Stophel, Caldwell and Heggie law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later in the Wagner, Myers & Sanger firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializing in commercial law and tort litigation. He is now the principal in The Parsons Law Firm in Greeneville, Tennessee.

    In addition to Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, Parsons is also the author of Aspen’s The ABC’s of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law. He has conducted a number of seminars on employment law and labor relations for employers.

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