Monthly Archives: December 2020

Attorney Seminar: Means Test

Means test Seminar As I take down my website, I thought I would post these older seminar materials as an introduction for attorneys. The numbers have changed and case law interpreting the means test on most issues are extensive so would need to be reviewed on any specific issue. I still believe the information below would be a helpful introduction. Jeffrey Solomon has written and presented seminar materials for continuing education credit to attorneys about the new bankruptcy law. The materials below discuss changes in the bankruptcy law concerning the means test and eligibility to file a 7. CHAPTER 7 or CHAPTER 13 ELIGIBILITY: WHAT IS THE MEANS TEST? A. INTRODUCTION The underlying theory behind BAPCPA is that debtors who could pay their debts, or at least a portion of their debts, were abusing the system by eliminating all of their debts in a Chapter 7. BAPCPA set up a…
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Chapter 13 Seminar for Attorneys

Chapter 13 Restructuring of Secured Debt Chapter 13 Restructuring of Secured Debt As I take down my website, here is as old seminar materials for attorneys in Florida on chapter 13 issues. Note any attorney will need to update information for any changes in current and local practice, but this information should still be helpful for a starting point.¬†Jeffrey Solomon has written and presented seminar materials for continuing education credit to attorneys about the new bankruptcy law. The materials below discuss changes in the bankruptcy law concerning payment of secured debt in Chapter 13. (Case law updates must be reviewed prior to relying on the information provided.) SECURED DEBT IN CHAPTER 13 A. Introduction: The Bankruptcy Code provides several remedies to debtors to save their property from foreclosure or repossession by secured creditors. The basic remedies can be considered in terms of two basic goals. First, the debtor may be in…
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Florida Homestead Protection Law in Bankruptcy:

As I wind down my website, I thought I would include here an old article that would help attorneys and others understand Florida homestead protections in bankruptcy. Case law should be updated. Attorney Seminar: Homestead Jeffrey Solomon has written and presented seminar materials for continuing legal education credit about the new bankruptcy law. The materials below discuss changes that sometimes will restrict the unlimited Florida homestead. (Case law updates must be reviewed prior to relying upon the information provided.) CHANGES IN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN BANKRUPTCY: 91-730-1215-10 Introduction: BAPCPA made substantial changes which limit the ability of many debtors to protect their homestead. On April 20, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005(BAPCPA) was signed. The Reform Act took effect on October 17, 2005 for most matters. The Reform Act was immediately effective as to changes to the homestead exemption. The changes have a great impact on…
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