Stephen Elias

Attorney

Until his death in late 2011, Stephen R. Elias was a practicing attorney, active Nolo author, and president of the National Bankruptcy Law Project. He was an important part of Nolo for more than 30 years, and was the author or coauthor of many Nolo books, including  Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners. Other titles include Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child's Financial Future, How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy,  Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law. He was also one of the original authors of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker software. Steve held a law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York, and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. He was featured in such major media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money magazine, and more.  


Articles By Stephen Elias

Finding Your State's Foreclosure Laws
Learn how you can locate and review your state's foreclosure laws.
Will Bankruptcy Prevent an Eviction?
In some situations, the automatic stay won't prevent an eviction.
What Does The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Do?
Find out what the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees do, how they get paid, how they administer your repayment plan, and more.