Book Description: This clear and concise paperback offers easily understood explanations that demystify important bankruptcy topics without oversimplifying them. Inside Bankruptcy Law: What Matters and Why, Second Edition, helps students absorb the nuances of bankruptcy issues by explaining the essential topics so that they can understand not only the law itself, but also what makes it interesting and important. This invaluable study aid makes the law comprehensible for students. It effectively Solidifies students understanding of the essentials of the course without attempting to list exhaustive citations, cover every minor twist of legal doctrine, or distill every topic down to outline form or simple rules. Straightens out misconceptions, enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of class discussions and readings. Includes features to enhance learning and to facilitate use: Overview: Each chapter starts with a brief introduction that positions the topic within the course, so that from the beginning students understand both what the topic is about and why it matters. Key Terms: Essential terminology is highlighted and defined at first use so that students can test their understanding. FAQs: Students frequently asked questions are spelled out and given straightforward answers to clear up the most common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars: These boxes serve a variety of purposes, as each author chooses: explain terminology, offer additional insights, provide study tips or practice pointers, etc. Graphics: Charts, cartoons, and other visual material illustrate concepts, replicating the use of visual aids employed by effective law teachers in the classroom. Connections: Each chapter ends with a brief section that connects the material to other chapters, encouraging students to consider "Where have I been?" and "Where am I going?" Updated throughout, the Second Edition features: Federal Jurisprudence: Updated case law that reflects important developments in Supreme Court jurisprudence and other federal courts and circuit courts of appeal, following the body of law that has developed to interpret the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. Means Testing: Revamped coverage of the means test in Chapter 10, one of the most controversial and confusing subjects to have emerged from the 2005 Amendments. Charts and Tables: Updated charts, tables and examples using current statutory amounts that reflect cost of living and inflation adjustments. Commercial Trends: Expanded discussion of trends in Debtor-in-Possession financing and market conditions after the recession of 2008-2010.