Begin Again With Bankruptcy
By Christopher Missick
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Lose the Fear. Dispel the Myths. Learn the Process. Begin Again. This podcast is designed to educate the listener as to some of the basic issues involved in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy filing. Many of the podcasts are segments read by attorney, Christopher Missick, from his book, Begin Again, while others are commentaries on current bankruptcy issues and answers to questions from listeners.
||CleanBankruptcy Violations||Bankruptcy Violations In this podcast, Christopher Missick discusses the topic of violations that consumers may knowingly, or unwittingly take part in. His discussion includes issues such as who counts as an insider, what a preferential transfer in||6/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Book||Behind the Book Begin AgainIn this episode, Christopher Missick talks a little bit about why he wrote the book, and what he sees as the benefit for readers. After so many podcasts that discuss the elements of bankruptcy, we thought it was important to g||6/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBankruptcy Terms & Definitions||Bankruptcy Terms In response to a listener question about the meanings of some of the words used in the podcasts and the bankruptcy podcasts, I have decided to record a single podcast just on the definitions of some of the most frequently used words in ba||6/9/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bankruptcy Means Test||The Means Test Continuing in our series on the Bankruptcy Code changes, implemented in 2005, Christopher Missick spends a few minutes in this podcast addressing the implementation of the means test. He explores what it is, why the cre||6/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is BAPCA?||What is BAPCA? On October 17, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act became law, and the processes for filing for bankruptcy changed dramatically. This podcast is just a brief introduction to the adoption of BAPCA, and||6/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivacy Issues In Bankruptcy||Privacy Issues In BankruptcyWill everyone find out I filed for bankruptcy? This question seems to be asked of every bankruptcy attorney when they first meet with a client that is unfamiliar with the process. In this episode, I tackle the question and||5/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHousehold Names In Bankruptcy||Household Names In BankruptcyEven though this seems to be one of the favorite subjects for bankruptcy attorneys to trot out to make their clients feel better, I do believe it is important to discuss just how many inspirational people have faced financial||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBankruptcy Exemptions||Bankruptcy ExemptionsFortunately, bankruptcy does not mean that you are going to lose everything you have, even though a Chapter 7 is referred to as a liquidation. Over the course of this podcast, I discuss what an exemption is, and how they are applie||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13||Chapter 13 BankruptcyAlthough not nearly as common as a Chapter 7, Chapter 13 offers an alternative to debtors seeking relief and protection in bankruptcy. Chapter 13, or the Wage Earners Plan, provides for a payment plan over 3-5 years. In this podc||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeniors and Bankruptcy||Seniors and BankruptcyIn a companion piece to my discussion on recent college graduates deciding to file bankruptcy, here, I discuss the drastically increasing number of senior citizens that are filing bankruptcy. Between medical expenses and other fin||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost-College Bankruptcies||Post-College BankruptciesWith so many students leaving college and entering a workforce without adequate employment options, the burden of hefty non-dischargeable student loans, combined with heavy credit card debt, has left an entire generation of millen||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNon-Dischargeable Debt||Non-Dischargeable DebtJust because bankruptcy provides consumers a way to get rid of a great deal amount of consumer debt, there are exceptions as to what kinds of debt may be discharged. In this episode, I discuss those debts which are deemed non-disch||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFiling a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy||The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy ProcessIn this podcast, I try and make the entire process of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy a little more clear. It's really designed to provide an overview of what a Chapter 7 filing entails, how to prepare and what to expect.||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Morality of Bankruptcy||The Morality of Bankruptcy One of the most difficult issues for people to confront in bankruptcy, are feelings of guilt or shame. In this podcast, I examine the moral issues that are involved in filing a bankruptcy, and refute the allegations that filin||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and Honest
Pretty impressed. So far, these podcasts seem to tackle all the questions people are curious about when they are contemplating bankruptcy. Also, the tone in the podcast does suggest that the lawyer is approachable. Only suggestion: even though the information in the Chapter 7 and 13 discussions are great, they're a little long. I think I'd like it better if it were broken up a bit. Overall though, these are helpful and informative.