Massachusetts Law About Bankruptcy
- Federal Bankruptcy Code: USC Title 11
- Federal Exemptions: 11 USC 522
- Massachusetts Exemptions: MGL c.235, s.34
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court: District of Massachusetts.
- Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2012.
- Filing Fees, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts.
- Local Bankruptcy Rules, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts.
Google Scholar: Federal Cases. Dates of coverage are a bit unclear, but it appears that you can search:
- all Supreme Court cases
- Federal Appeals Court cases beginning with v.1 F.2d (1924)
- Federal District Court cases beginning with v.1 F.Supp. (1932)
- and Bankruptcy Court cases beginning with v. 1 of Bankrupcty Reporter (1979).
The most recent few months are not included.
Massachusetts Bankruptcy Page, Craig and Macauley, PC. "Here you can search the database of bankruptcy filings from 1995 through 2006."
25 Changes to Personal Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Institute. Lists the 25 biggest changes to bankruptcy law as a result of 2005 bankruptcy reform, with a detailed explanation of each.
Bankruptcy, Wisconsin State Library. "Read about the four types of bankruptcy for individuals & the advantages/disadvantages of declaring bankruptcy. Find information on filing requirements & fees. Access bankruptcy forms." Largely annotated list of websites with information on bankruptcy. Particularly strong on self-help sites.
Bankruptcy Basics, Videos from the Federal Judiciary. Nine videos, about 5 minutes each. "These videos will give you basic information about the process, the relief it offers, and how to find the legal help you may need."
CCH Bankruptcy Reform Act Briefing: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Special Report, CCH. Provides a summary of each of the major bankruptcy reforms in the act, as well as a handy chart of the effective dates of each section.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property and Repay Debts Over Time, Nolo, 2012. Includes information on filing, drafting a plan, filling out the forms, life after bankruptcy and more. Library Card Required for Access. Requires Library Card for access.
A Guide for the Pro Se Filer, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Mass., Feb. 2007. This 76-page manual is designed for the person filing for bankruptcy without an attorney. Includes detailed descriptions of the process, records necessary, forms to file, fees, and much more.
How To Get Credit After Filing Bankruptcy: The Complete Guide to Getting & Keeping Your Credit Under Control, Atlantic Publishing, 2008. Various chapters on how to get credit cards, how to buy a car, how to buy a home and more after filing bankruptcy. Requires Library Card for access.
How to Protect Your Clients' Cash and Assets under New Massachusetts Personal Property Exemptions, by Robert J. Hobbs and Hon. Carol J. Kenner, NCLC, 2011. Terrific piece that explains changes in exempt property law with examples illustrating when rights should be asserted and plenty of cites to relevant laws.
The New Bankruptcy: Will it Work for You?, Nolo, 2011. The new bankruptcy law has made it harder to eliminate debt. This books help you navigate the new law. Filled with clear cut answers and practical suggestions. Requires Library Card for access.
Property which is Exempt from Seizure on Execution: Chart comparing old law and new law, NCLC, May 2011.
Bankruptcy, by Joe Lee, ThomsonWest, loose-leaf.
Bankruptcy Basics : a step-by-step guide for pro bono attorneys, general practitioners, and legal services offices, by John Rao and Tara Twomey, NCLC, 2007.
Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th ed., Matthew Bender, loose-leaf. A 22-volume set covering all aspects of bankruptcy,including the Bankruptcy Code, rules, forms, etc.
Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice by Henry J. Sommer, NCLC, 2010.
by Sommer, Henry J.
Strategies for Creditors in Bankruptcy Proceedings, 5th ed., by Lynn M. LoPucki, Aspen, 2010 supplement.