Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to The Basics of Bankruptcy.

    • Admission to Federal Court

    • Attorney Guide to Chapter 7

    • Appendix to New Attorney Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  • 2

    #1. Questions to Ask at Bankruptcy Intake

    • Basic Intake Questions to Ask Clients

    • More Basic Question to Ask Your Client

    • Practice Pointer: Do I want to work with this client?

    • What You Need in Your Bankruptcy File

    • Practice Pointer: Ask for the information before the potential audit

    • Practice Pointer: Have Client Hand Write the Assets Owned

  • 3

    #2 Photo Identification and Proof of Social Security Number

    • Photo Identification and Social Security Proof

    • Practice Pointer: Ask to See The Photo ID and Social Security Proof

    • Practice Pointer: If Client Does Not Have ID or SS Proof

  • 4

    #3 The Last Filed Tax Return

    • The Last Filed Tax Return

    • Practice Pointer: Review the Tax Return Before Sending to Trustee

    • Practice Pointer: Tax Return Not Filed

  • 5

    #4 Certificate of Counseling

    • Certificate of Counseling

    • Practice Pointer: Certificate of Counseling

  • 6

    # 5 Before the Meeting of Creditors

    • Petition Preparation Tips

    • Notice of Commencement of Bankruptcy Case

    • Send the Last Filed Tax Return to the Bankruptcy Trustee

    • Practice Pointer: Sending the Taxes to the Bankruptcy Trustee

  • 7

    #6 Trustee's Sample Questions

    • Bankruptcy Trustee's Sample Questions

  • 8

    #7 Debtor Education and Close of Case

    • Debtor Education: Debtor Financial Management Course

    • Practice Pointer: Debtor Financial Management Course

    • The Discharge Order on the Case

    • Close of the Case/ Termination Letter