Consumer Bankruptcy Chaper 7 CLE
Consumer Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13: The Basics



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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 5, 2020

Bankruptcy … how hard can it be? This course will cover the basics of consumer bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. We will take a glance from the practitioner who is considering adding bankruptcy as part of their areas of practice. We will see an overview Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. We will examine the legal requirements in qualifying a client for each chapter. We will look at the pro and cons of adding bankruptcy to your practice. We will also discuss practical points to help the practitioner give a full picture from the inside out.

Attorney Rachel AlvarezRachel Alvarez
Rachel has been practicing law since 2004 when she was admitted to the Florida Bar. Rachel was a Senior Attorney for the Florida Association of Realtors. After assisting thousands of real estate licensees Rachel decided to establish her own practice. Rachel’s passion is to serve her community and it has been her focus to provide her clients with aggressive legal representation. As her client, Rachel is committed to serving you and your best interests. Her practice areas are bankruptcy both creditor and consumer representation, business formation and agreements, real estate law, estate planning, wills and trust, and probate. Rachel is admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the State Bar of Florida. Rachel has also litigated cases that have exposed Ponzi schemes throughout the State of Florida. Rachel has also represented investors, banks and financial institutions involving international transactions.

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2 General Credits

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  1. Who qualifies for bankruptcy?
  2. What are the requirements for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?
  3. Limitation of debt and assets
  4. What does a standard Chapter 7 look like?
  5. Forms
  6. Intake and legal requirements
  7. Exemptions
  8. Buy Backs
  9. Getting discharged
  10. What does a standard Chapter 13 look like?
  11. Forms
  12. Intake and legal requirements
  13. Chapter 13 plan (3-5 years)
  14. Confirmation of a plan
  15. Getting Discharged
  16. Practitioners Perspective
  17. Legal fees that can be charged
  18. Liability
  19. Time management
  20. Keeping ahead of the curve
  21. Ethical Issues and implications