TITLE

BANKRUPTCY: Implementation of Reform Act's Debt Reaffirmation Agreement Provisions

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/10/2007, preceding pi
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which assessed the bankruptcy reaffirmation process of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Reform Act). The GAO discussed the extent to which required Reform Act disclosures and other information have been incorporated into reaffirmation agreements. It also reviewed a representative sampling of bankruptcy files with agreements in the bankruptcy courts across the nation.
ACCESSION #
29362714

 

Related Articles

  • Actions Needed to Stave off Financial Insolvency. Herr, Phillip // GAO Reports;9/6/2011, preceding p1 

    The article presents the report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the financial insolvency in the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The report examines the proposals to address financial crisis including proposals from USP's and options in legislation. It recommends the...

  • Spotlight On USPS. Lunney, Kellie // Government Executive;Apr2012, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p12 

    The article focuses on fiscal crisis of U.S. Postal Service based on operational flexibility. The U.S. Postal Service recorded a loss of 3.3 billion dollars in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. It takes direction from different offices including U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S....

  • GAO: Little Benefit In Counseling Rule. Kaper, Stacy // American Banker;4/25/2007, Vol. 172 Issue 79, p3 

    The article discusses a U.S. Government Accountability Office report, which states, requiring consumers to engage in credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy may be a waste of time. The evidence in the report suggests that by the time most consumers receive counseling, they have no...

  • Bankruptcy Reform: Value of Credit Counseling Requirement Is Not Clear: GAO-07-203. Jones, Yvonne D. // GAO Reports;4/24/2007, p1 

    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 requires individuals to receive credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy and to take a debtor education course before having debts discharged. Concerns were raised that the new requirements could expose consumers to...

  • Report to Congressional Addressees.  // GAO Reports;11/10/2011, p1 

    The article discusses a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) related to financial crisis in the country during 2011. To overcome this issue, the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the U.S. Consumer Protection Act were passed in 2010 and activated in...

  • (REPORT) GAO Examines Ways to Make Medicaid More Responsive in Recession.  // Community Health Funding Week;4/15/2011, p26 

    The article informs that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report suggesting ways to make Medicaid services more accessible to the states in the times of financial crisis.

  • Appendix III: GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments.  // GAO Reports;10/31/2011, p146 

    An appendix is presented of the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report related to the U.S. financial crisis in 2008 including its staff acknowledgement on the report, GAO'S mission, its contact information and congressional relations.

  • Judiciary Should Take Further Steps to Make Bankruptcy Data More Accessible. Jones, Yvonne D. // GAO Reports;1/21/2009, preceding p1 

    The article presents a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the availability and accessibility of data on consumer bankruptcies in the U.S. GAO discovers that there are limitations to the availability, accuracy, and accessibility of data on consumer...

  • Financial Crisis Highlights Need to Improve Oversight of Leverage at Financial Institutions and across System.  // GAO Reports;5/6/2010, preceding p1 

    The article discusses the study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which highlights the need to improve federal leverage oversight at financial institutions as impacted by the financial crisis. It explores the possible impact of leveraging and deleveraging by financial...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics