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Divorcing While Bankrupt Lays Traps for the Unwary

Matrimonial lawyers need bankruptcy and tax advice when the client is insolvent.
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Section 1326 Preempts State Law on Levies to Collect Child Support, Fourth Circuit Says

Achieving a ‘good result’ is no reason to disregard a command in the Bankruptcy Court.
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BAP Holds that an IRA from a Marital Property Settlement Is Not Exempt

BAP expands Clark v. Rameker to cover IRAs transferred in a divorce proceeding.
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There Are No Fractions of a Household in Tacoma, Washington

Judge Lynch of Tacoma follows Idaho’s Judge Pappas in determining the size of a ‘household’ when someone is a part-time resident.

A Destitute Debtor Succeeds in Discharging Student Loans

Holding two advanced degrees didn’t bar the discharge of student loans.
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Islamic Law Informs the Court in Interpreting a Marital Contract

Courts split on the dischargeability of debts incurred in the course of divorce or separation.
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Parties to a Civil Union Held Eligible to File a Joint Petition

Chicago judge takes stand for the equality of same-sex couples.

Ninth and Fourth Circuits Issue Important Rulings on Sanctions and Exemptions

Ninth Circuit opinion is prime for Supreme Court review regarding the extent of a bankruptcy court’s contempt powers.
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Tennessee Judge Rules Back Child Support Is Not Estate Property

Courts are split on whether child support arrears are estate property.

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