Consumer Bankruptcy, Second Edition
Susan Jensen-Lachmann, Esq.
Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives
Consumer Bankruptcy, Second Edition provides practitioners with an integrated explanation of consumer bankruptcy from both debtor and creditor perspectives. It also includes the most recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2009, as well as links to official websites where the latest developments may be found. The second edition provides invaluable official and procedural forms as well as relevant bankruptcy statutes. Especially useful to New York practitioners is the inclusion of the local bankruptcy rules for all four federal districts.
The second edition of Consumer Bankruptcy has undergone substantial reorganization reflecting the comprehensive changes in the Bankruptcy Law in recent years. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, enacted in 2005, was the reason for many of the substantive changes to consumer bankruptcy law, particularly as it pertains to individuals seeking relief from debt under either chapter 7 or chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Consumer Bankruptcy, Second Edition is authored by Susan Jensen-Lachmann who previously co-authored the first edition of this book with the Hon. Jeremiah E. Berk. Ms. Jensen-Lachmann is counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she is primarily responsible for bankruptcy and commercial legislation. Ms. Jensen-Lachmann is also the author of law review articles and has contributed to various treatises on bankruptcy law and practice.