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Collections & Bankruptcy in Wisconsin

Product ID: AK0250
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-572862-443-0

Review the legal ramifications of financial problems that could strike any business or individual client. Whether you’re looking for information on collection remedies, negotiating agreements with creditors, or resolving a bankruptcy proceeding, Collections and Bankruptcy in Wisconsin is the perfect starting point.

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Review the legal ramifications of financial problems that could strike any business or individual client. Whether you’re looking for information on collection remedies, negotiating agreements with creditors, or resolving a bankruptcy proceeding, Collections and Bankruptcy in Wisconsin is the perfect starting point.

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311+ pp.; 2nd ed. 2015-2016
(includes 2017-2018 supplement and 2019-2020 supplement)

The 2019-2020 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • Updated monetary amounts required for venue, Wisconsin median incomes, exemptions, allowable expenses
  • New legislation allowing for small business debtor reorganizations
  • A 2019 U.S. Supreme Court decision discussing whether an attorney whose principal business is prosecuting nonjudicial foreclosures is enforcing a security interest, and is not a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure clarifying the meaning of “entry” of a judgment, order, or decree for purposes of calculating when the 14-day period commenced
  • The National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019, Pub. L. No. 116-53, 133 Stat. 1078, which expands and extends a means-test exemption to members of the National Guard and Armed Forces reserves

The 2017-2018 supplement reflects important recent legal developments, including:

  • Discussion on the length of time a creditor may attempt to enforce a judgment and the threshold for initiating an additional action on a judgment
  • A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether a debt buyer is subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • A 2016 Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals interpretation of the phrase “complies with the provisions of the internal revenue code” in Wis. Stat. § 815.18
  • An update on whether a judgment creditor must pay an additional garnishment fee
  • A decision by the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin to opt out of using national official forms in Chapter 13 plans

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