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The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 2020

Product ID: CA3011R9
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get down to basics

Job loss. Divorce. Illness or injury. While personal bankruptcy filings peaked in 2005, there are still many ways that consumers can fall into insolvency in 2020.1 In part one of a two-part series on bankruptcy, leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice will take you step-by-step through the process. Whether you’re seeking to add bankruptcy to your practice or you’re looking for a refresher, Bankruptcy: The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 will give you the legal know-how to successfully advise your clients.

The Basics will address everything from what to cover at the initial consultation with your client to tips for wrapping up representation. You’ll learn:

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Tuesday, November 10, 20208:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT

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Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get down to basics

Job loss. Divorce. Illness or injury. While personal bankruptcy filings peaked in 2005, there are still many ways that consumers can fall into insolvency in 2020.1 In part one of a two-part series on bankruptcy, leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice will take you step-by-step through the process. Whether you’re seeking to add bankruptcy to your practice or you’re looking for a refresher, Bankruptcy: The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 will give you the legal know-how to successfully advise your clients.

The Basics will address everything from what to cover at the initial consultation with your client to tips for wrapping up representation. You’ll learn:

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Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get down to basics

Job loss. Divorce. Illness or injury. While personal bankruptcy filings peaked in 2005, there are still many ways that consumers can fall into insolvency in 2020.1 In part one of a two-part series on bankruptcy, leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice will take you step-by-step through the process. Whether you’re seeking to add bankruptcy to your practice or you’re looking for a refresher, Bankruptcy: The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 will give you the legal know-how to successfully advise your clients.

The Basics will address everything from what to cover at the initial consultation with your client to tips for wrapping up representation. You’ll learn:

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Sponsored By

James V. Block
Krautkramer & Block LLC
Wausau

Rebecca R. Garcia
Chapter 13 Trustee
Oshkosh

J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Strother, S.C.
Madison

Michael J. Maloney
Watton Law Group
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Setting the Stage

  • The creditor toolbox
  • Non-bankruptcy debt-relief options

James V. Block

8:50 a.m. : Bankruptcy Concepts and Fundamentals

  • The bankruptcy estate
  • Basic differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • Selecting the proper chapter for your client
  • Exemptions
  • The automatic stay
  • General procedures and timelines

J. David Krekeler

9:30 a.m. : Getting Started: The Initial Consultation and Gathering of Information

  • Attorneys as debt-relief agencies
  • What to cover at the initial consultation
  • 527 notices
  • The fee agreement

Michael J. Maloney

10:15 a.m. : BYP Players Present: Sample Debt-Relief Consultation

Rebecca R. Garcia, J. David Krekeler

10:30 a.m. : Break

10:45 a.m. : Preparing to File

Rebecca R. Garcia

11:20 a.m. : Chapter 7 Means Test

  • What income to report and how
  • What deductions to take
  • What the United States Trustee won’t tell you

J. David Krekeler

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Prosecuting the Simple Chapter 7 Case

  • What to file and when
  • Amending schedules and dealing with unlisted creditors
  • Wrapping up representation

Michael J. Maloney

BYP Players Present: Typical Trustee Meeting

James V. Block, Rebecca R. Garcia, J. David Krekeler

2:00 p.m. : Role of the Chapter 7 Trustee

  • Where the trustee comes from
  • What trustees look for
  • Administration of assets (why does it take so long?)

James V. Block

2:15 p.m. : Collateral: Redeem, Reaffirm, or Surrender (Or Lien Avoid)

J. David Krekeler

2:30 p.m. : Introduction to Discharge and Dischargeability

 J. David Krekeler

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : The Chapter 13 Means Test & the Chapter 13 Plan

  • Doing the math – figuring income and allowed expenses on the means test
  • Using checklists
  • It is YOUR Chapter 13 plan – tell the trustee and the creditors who you are paying and how much they will receive
  • Calculating feasibility – make sure the math works within the plan

Rebecca R. Garcia

3:35 p.m. : Prosecuting the Simple Chapter 13

  • The role of the Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Timing of filing
  • Instructing your clients when and how to make trustee and mortgage payments
  • Getting the trustee to recommend your plan for confirmation
  • Trustee disbursements to creditors – including attorneys fees

Rebecca R. Garcia, Michael J. Maloney

4:15 p.m. : Question and Answer

4:30 p.m. : Question and Answer

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Learn the ins-and-outs of Chapters 7 and 13—and when to use each chapter
  • Know exactly which documents to file
  • Understand the “means test”
  • Attorneys seeking to add bankruptcy to their practice
  • Bankruptcy lawyers seeking a refresher
  • Creditor/debtor attorneys

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