Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy
Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy



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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 25, 2019

If a debtor has multiple liens on their property, Chapter 13 allows a debtor to strip a lien from the property if the debt is wholly unsecured. This course will cover the basics of lien stripping in Chapter 13, relevant decisions affecting lien stripping, and other considerations, such as impact on unsecured distribution. Creative solutions / practice tips in this area will be discussed as well.

Attorney Sarah MannionSarah Mannion
Sarah A. Mannion is a senior associate attorney with Candyce M. King, P.A. Her practice focuses on Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases, primarily debtor representation. Ms. Mannion has recently expanded her practice to include real estate litigation and transaction, as well as probate and estate planning. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney in April 2013, Ms. Mannion worked as a bankruptcy paralegal beginning in June 2007. She is a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) and has been a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association. Ms. Mannion currently serves as President-Elect of JWLA for the 2018-2019 year, as well as Board President of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, a 501c3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in Northeast Florida. She recently received the 2018 “Leader in the Law” Award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.

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  1. Bankruptcy Code Provisions re: Lien Stripping
  2. Overview of Relevant Case Law
  3. Which Liens Can be Eliminated in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  4. Valuation of Assets
  5. Impact on Unsecured Debt
  6. Lien Stripping in Other Chapters