In matrimonial cases, courts find creative reasons for not avoiding a lien that impairs an exemption.
A judicial lien impairing a homestead exemption is avoidable in some states under Section 522(f), but not in others.
On an issue dividing the courts, the Seventh Circuit rules that an obligation to repay a domestic support obligation is a dischargeable debt, not a nondischargeable DSO.
Fifth Circuit in substance says that state law overcomes the Bankruptcy Code’s broad definition of who’s a creditor entitled to notice.
A creditor must attempt to stop a state court from violating the stay, the Sixth Circuit BAP holds.
A judicial lien impairing an exemption is avoidable in some states under Section 522(f), but not in others.