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Eighth Circuit Has No Per Se Rule Disallowing Exemptions for IRAs in Divorce

Eighth Circuit may have rejected blanket disallowance of exemptions for retirement accounts transferred in divorce.
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Courts Ignore Farrey to Achieve an Equitable Result in a Matrimonial Bankruptcy

In matrimonial cases, courts find creative reasons for not avoiding a lien that impairs an exemption.

A Judgment Lien on Entireties Property Isn’t Avoidable in Illinois, Seventh Circuit Says

A judicial lien impairing a homestead exemption is avoidable in some states under Section 522(f), but not in others.
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Overpaying a DSO Doesn’t Result in a Nondischargeable Debt, Seventh Circuit Holds

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.
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Mothers Owed Child Support Weren’t Entitled to Notice in Father’s Bankruptcy, Circuit Says

Fifth Circuit in substance says that state law overcomes the Bankruptcy Code’s broad definition of who’s a creditor entitled to notice.
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