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Understanding Consumer Bankruptcy

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Any company that does business with consumers will find itself in bankruptcy court at some time during the life of the company. If you are the owner or manager of a business, you know the reality and need to understand how a customer's bankruptcy case will impact your business. Consumer bankruptcy filings have increased dramatically in the last 10 years. Businesses need to understand the bankruptcy process from the position of a creditor facing a consumer debtor. This book will provide an overview of the most common forms of consumer bankruptcy, including a timeline of events, and the creditor's interaction with the various parties along the way. We will also go through the forms every creditor will see in a bankruptcy case, and break them down so a business owner can understand what they're reading. We provide guide points for discussion with the business's attorney. Also see strategic tips and points for maximizing returns through best business practices. Several different industries are covered, including consumer lenders, vendors, community associations, and landlords.