J.B. Evans Outlines Basics of Bankruptcy Code, Courts, and Law

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In an article for the Idaho State Bar’s The Advocate, J.B. Evans addresses several questions bankruptcy attorneys are commonly asked by non-bankruptcy attorneys and clients regarding the nuances of bankruptcy courts, the Bankruptcy Code, and bankruptcy law in general.

Evans, an associate in Stoel’s Boise Corporate group, specializes in bankruptcy, insolvency, and credit finance. In the article, he addresses a variety of questions, including:

  • What are the differences between and application of the three most common forms of bankruptcy—Chapters 7, 11, and 13?
  • What is an adversary proceeding, and what are common types of adversary proceedings?
  • Are all debts always discharged in bankruptcy?
  • When can bankruptcy be used to get rid of student loan debt?
  • What is the “automatic stay” in a bankruptcy proceeding, and is it ever appropriate to pursue relief from it?

Evans concludes: “The answers to the questions previously posed address just a few of the more common mysteries of bankruptcy law that practitioners are likely to encounter, but there are many more. Even so, these explanations should help attorneys spot some of the basic issues that frequently pop up in bankruptcy, provide a basic strategy for how to deal with them, or at a minimum, help identify when it might be best to consult a bankruptcy attorney.”

You can read the full article here.

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