Archived Webinar

Bankruptcy 103: Dealing with Nonbankrupt Coborrowers
A NorthLegal Webinar presented January 24, 2019
Duration: 1:53 hours:minutes

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Most collectors know they may not attempt to collect a debt from a borrower who is in a pending bankruptcy; but what about coborrowers or others who are not part of the bankruptcy? The rules are different for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, but how much different are they?

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 collectors should consider all sorts of questions before communicating with a coborrower who is not bankrupt: May you answer the coborrower's questions about the borrower's bankruptcy case? May you initiate communications to tell a coborrower about a bankruptcy as long as you don't ask for payment? Does the coborrower have a right to be kept informed about the debt and the bankruptcy? May you repossess collateral owned by a nonbankrupt coborrower? If you already have judgment, may you levy on assets or wages of a nonbankrupt coborrower? Does the purpose of the debt matter?

During this program, participants will learn:


NOTE: This program is intended only for employees of consumer lending institutions. Please contact NorthLegal Training and Publications to obtain approval before registering if you are not an employee of a consumer lending institution.

The fee to attend this archived program is $190.00 if paid by credit card or $200.00 if paid by check. For that fee, you or someone from your financial institution may view this program as often as you like for a period of 180 days. (NOTE: If your financial institution registered for the live program, you already have free access to the archvied version for 180 days! Contact NorthLegal for information.)

How to Attend a Prerecorded Webinar | How to Obtain Handouts
To attend this NorthLegal Webinar, please do the following:

Register.  To register online using a credit card, visit the "Enroll Now" link shown in the box at the top of this page. To register by mail, call NorthLegal at 623.537.7150.
Check your email. Within moments after you complete the registration process you should receive two emails.  One will be a receipt for the transaction and the other will contain a link and detailed instructions explaining how to use that link to attend the program. 
Download the handout materials by clicking here.
Call NorthLegal to obtain the password to open the handout materials.
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Speaker: Eric North

Eric North, the primary speaker at the programs listed on this site, has represented the interests of credit unions and other financial institutions as an attorney with respect to litigation, compliance, governance, bankruptcy and collections matters since 1984. Eric has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the State of California, and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Eric is also a nationally recognized speaker on legal issues relating to consumer lending institutions, and has presented hundreds of programs on behalf of national, state and local leagues and associations from around the country.

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