Family/Divorce Issues

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.

Look Forward 5 Years, Not 25, on Debtor’s Inability to Repay Student Loans, Judge Says

Term of the loan is the ‘relevant period’ for judging student loan dischargeability.

Lump-Sum Child Support Claim Disallowed when Debtor Was Current

‘Relationship test’ bolsters Texas judge in disallowing claim for child support.