Family/Divorce Issues

Lack of Permanent Resident Status Doesn’t Always Defeat a Homestead Exemption

Having a family member in the home who made a formal request for legal residence will suffice to permit a Florida homestead exemption, Judge Jennemann said.

Joint Tax Refund Isn’t Estate Property in Florida if Only One Spouse Files Bankruptcy

When personal property can be owned by the entireties, a tax refund isn’t estate property even if the bankrupt spouse earned all income.

The Outer Limits of Discharge Explored by the Ninth Circuit BAP

Deducting a loan to a child from her inheritance wasn’t a violation of the discharge injunction.
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A Nonprimary Residence May Nonetheless Qualify for a Federal Exemption

A debtor may have a valid ‘homestead’ exemption without residing in the property, so long as a dependent does reside there, the Second Circuit rules.
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