DECONSTRUCTING THE “DOMESTIC SUPPORT OBLIGATION”: WHEN WILL THE DUST SETTLE?

The author, Ira Thomsen, a 1976 graduate of Cornell University and a 1979 graduate of Drake University School of Law, has practiced bankruptcy law for over 20 years. Lynn Mullins-Owens, who contributed to the article, received her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.

INTRODUCTION:

The following article addresses the vexing issue of Chapter 13 dischargeability and the “domestic support obligation”. While this may seem straightforward given the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Courts continue to struggle with identifying what is . . .

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