Projected Disposable Income – Part 2

After serving as the Associate General Counsel at LTV Steel in Cleveland Ohio, Judge Kay Woods was sworn in as United States Bankruptcy Judge on July 7, 2004 and sits in Youngstown in the Northern District of Ohio.

One of the BAPCPA issues that continues to divide authorities is whether 11 U.S.C. §.707 permits debtors to take the IRS Local Standard deduction when they may have a payment (i.e., a car or mortgage payment) lower than the Local Standard or no payment at all. Resolution of this expense question involves interpretation of the word “applicable” as . . .

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