Consumer Debt

Ongoing Problems in Identifying What Constitutes a Debtor’s Projected Disposable Income

Litigation over what constitutes projected disposable income continues unabated post-BAPCPA. Is Social Security income included? Is a nonfiling spouse’s income included? What about the income of a significant other who is a nondebtor? Can a debtor make voluntary retirement contributions, or are they considered part of projected disposable income? This panel will address some current tricky issues in this area.

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Causes of Action Owned by a Debtor

This panel will deal with the various issues that arise when a debtor owns a cause of action and the distinctions that occur depending on whether the debtor’s cause of action arose pre-petition, post-petition, post-confirmation, post-discharge or at any other time. How are pre-petition causes of action valued for purposes of confirming a plan? What happens if the debtor’s cause of action pays off during a chapter 13 case (who gets the money)? What obligations do debtors have to amend their schedules to deal with post-petition events that create causes of action?

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A Comparison of Individual Chapter 11s to Chapter 13: There Is a Decided Difference

While they share many similarities, individual chapter 11 cases are markedly different from chapter 13 cases. This session will highlight the differences between these two types of cases and the potential pitfalls that exist for the uninformed practitioner.

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Elder Law and Bankruptcy

As the elderly population continues to grow, the intersection between bankruptcy and elder law will continue to grow with it. This session will focus on issues unique to elder law and the various considerations every consumer practitioner should know when these two very unique areas of law intersect.

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Creditors’ Rights and Fights — A Walk in the Shoes of Creditors’ Counsel

Our expert faculty will pull back the curtain on representing creditors and will examine current issues facing mortgage and automobile creditors. Topics will include updates on the mortgage and automobile loan servicing industry, new proofs-of-claim rules and forms, servicing standards, statutes of limitations, and compliance issues.

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Fashionable Trends in Consumer Fraud

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What Is the CFPB, and Why Do I Care?

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Consumer Tax Toolbox

This panel provides updates on the law and suggests the necessary tools for your consumer tax toolbox, in particular concepts of cancellation of indebtness, home mortgage modiifcations, issuance of 1099s by creditors, separate-entity treatment under IRC section 1398, priority of tax claims, nondischargeability of tax claims, and other thorny tax issues frequently facing consumer bankruptcy lawyers.

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