Wednesday, October 19, 2005

How to Use BAPCPA Blog

The BAPCPA Blog will be updated regularly with notes and comments on court decisions implementing the BAPCPA amendments. We encourage you to check the website regularly for updates and to contribute your own commentary. This post provides some guidance for how to use the BAPCPA Blog.

Want to share your own thoughts? Underneath each posting there is a link for “comments.” Clicking on this link will open up a form where you can type in and post your own commentary and opinions. You can choose whether to include your name or to post anonymously. To avoid spam, there is a “word verification” which requires you to type in some random letters that appear in the form. Just type them in the space, click the “Publish Your Comment” button, and your comments will be posted to the BAPCPA Blog. We welcome your input and thoughts.

See something on BAPCPA Blog that may be of interest to your colleagues or clients? Underneath each posting there is an envelope with an arrow on it. Clicking on the envelope will enable you to send an email of the posting to someone else. Just type in your name, your email address, the email address of the recipient, and add your own message if you want.

Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology, you can get regular updates as new content is added to the BAPCPA Blog. If you use a newsreader program or a web-based news aggregator you can subscribe to BAPCPA Blog simply by using one of the links under the “Subscribe” heading. Want more information on how to use RSS? Try Yahoo! News RSS.

You can also subscribe to the BAPCPA Blog and receive updates by email. Just type your email address into the form (there is then a brief registration process) and you will begin receiving email updates when the BAPCPA Blog is updated.

Looking for something in particular? At the very top of the page, there is a box where you can type in a search term and click on "Search this Blog." For instance, I've tried to include in each post a reference to the section of the Bankruptcy Code which the case analyzes; so if you're looking for all posts which discuss the amendments to 11 U.S.C. 522 you could do a search for "522" and get a listing of the posts referring to the statute.

Hope this helps, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Anonymous said...

Any comments or case law on how 523 objections under Chapter 13 (1328) are to be handled--an adversary proceeding or objection to plan?

Frodnesor said...

I've not seen anything published yet. I suspect it will be another couple months before we see these, as the first-filed post-10/17 cases wind their way through the process.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is because I have spent since 1990 as a bankruptcy paralegal, but I wonder: Am I the only person who thinks that the BAPCPA is mis-named?

It seems that the only parties who obtained protection under the Act are predatory home lenders, predatory auto lenders and predatory credit card lenders.

The Debtors who have the typical issues (loss of job in a crappy economy, loss of health, etc.) were thrown under the bus.

Anonymous said...

You have a point with the name but how about Publication 908 Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy not being revised since 1996!!!! They have examples in there with forms that no longer exist. The question is do they add certain new sections in the pub or keep it like it is? I am quite sure they are looking for suggestions as to what should be added.

Anonymous said...

has anyone come across any helpful suggestions as to how BAPCPA might be revamped in the future? More specifically, I'm looking for potential changes to the credit counseling and means testing requirements