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Fourth Circuit Conflicts with the Fifth on Loss of Chapter 7 Exemptions after Filing

Even if an exemption is lost after filing, a Code provision must bring property into the estate, Fourth Circuit holds.

No Contempt on Discharge Violation of Nondischargeable Debt, Circuit Says

Eighth Circuit says orders reducing nondischargeable claims may not be binding on the creditor.

Bankruptcy Trustee’s Rights in Spendthrift Trusts Clarified Under California Law

California Supreme Court ignores a ‘drafting error’ in the state’s Probate Code.

Life Insurance Proceeds Beyond 180 Days Are Estate Property in Chapter 13

Courts split on inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a chapter 13 estate.