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Taking the new Consumer Bankruptcy Model for a test drive: Means-testing real Chapter 7 debtors
Marianne B. Culhane & Michaele M. White, Taking the New Consumer Bankruptcy Model for a Test Drive: Means-Testing Real Chapter 7 Debtors, 7 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 27 (1999), reprinted in part in Bankruptcy Anthology (Charles J. Tabb ed., 2002).
Several bills pending in Congress would apply means-testing to Chapter 7 debtors, requiring those with apparent ability to repay to be dismissed from Chapter 7, leaving Chapter 13 as their main route to a discharge. Chapter ...