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

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

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