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Bankruptcy Basics


Official Bankruptcy Forms and Local Bankruptcy Forms from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana

Official Bankruptcy Forms and Instructions from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Selected Federal Bankruptcy Statutes and Rule

Bankruptcy Code – United States Code, Title 11

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure – United States Code, Title 11, Appendix

Local Rules for the Montana Bankruptcy Court (Mont. LBR)

Means testing information from the United States Department of Justice Trustee Program

Selected Montana Statutes about Bankruptcy (Montana Exemptions to Bankruptcy Estate)

Exempt Property - Bankruptcy Proceeding
M.C.A., Title 31, Chapter 2, Part 106

Homestead Exemption
M.C.A., Title 70, Chapter 32

NOTE:  In 2007, the Montana Legislature passed a bill that increased homestead debt protection.  These changes were effective March 30, 2007.  You can read the text of the bill here:  H.B. 149 (2007). This brochure from Montana State University Extension Service also provides an overview of the changes.

Free Information on the Web about Bankruptcy

Information for Self-Represented Litigants from the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy Basics from the United States Bankruptcy Courts

From www.MontanaLawHelp.org

From Montana State University Extension Service

From Nolo Press
Click on Property and Money and then choose Bankruptcy

Recommended Books in the Law Library about Bankruptcy

Title: Bankruptcy: Is it the Right Solution to Your Debt Problem?
Author: Robin Leonard
Call #: KF1524.6 .L45 (2001)

Title: Individual Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Author: Margaret C. Jasper
Call #: KF1524.6 .J27 (2002)

Title: How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Author: Stephen Elias
Call #: KF1524.6 .E4 (1999)

Title: Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice: With CD-Rom
Author: Henry J. Sommer
Call #: KF1524 .S6 (2004)

Title: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Law and Explanation
Author: Sheila M. Williams
Call #: KF1527.A31 W44 (2005)

Title: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: With Analysis
Author: Alan N. Resnick
Call #: KF1527.A31 R37 (2005)

Title: Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Montana
Author: Nikolaos G. Geranios
Call #: KFM9221.A75 F85 (2005)

Title: Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell
Author: David G. Epstein
Call #: KF1501.Z9 E67 (2005)

Title: The New Bankruptcy Code: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
Author: Sally M. Henry
Call #: KF1527.A31 N38 (2005)

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