A comprehensive guide to the new bankruptcy laws Sweeping changes to U.S. bankruptcy law the first major change to the law in 27 years are occurring right now. The intent of this reform is to require people who can afford to make some payments towards their debt to make these payments, while still affording them the right to have the rest of their debt erased. J.K. Lasser's The New Bankruptcy Law and You will help readers anticipate, plan, and work with the changes that will occur under the new bankruptcy law. This comprehensive guide will show readers how to cope with the increased administrative burden placed on filers and reveal how to deal with key changes in the law, such as: a bankruptcy qualifying test, tougher homestead exemptions, required credit counseling six months before filing for bankruptcy, and attending money management courses at your own expense. Nathalie Martin (Alberquerque, NM) has been a bankruptcy attorney for well over a decade. Currently she is on the faculty of the University of New Mexico.
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