In re Warden, No. 11-32340-svk, 2012 WL 1414277, at *2–*3 (Bankr. E.D. Wis. Apr. 23, 2012) (Kelley)

Unmarried debtor with CMI greater than applicable median family income is allowed operating expenses for two cars over 10 years old when debtor actually maintains both cars to have one that runs. “Since the Debtor here is actually incurring the operating expenses for two vehicles, under [Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A., __ U.S. __, 131 S. Ct. 716, 178 L. Ed. 2d 603 (Jan. 11, 2011),] . . . he should be able to deduct the operating expenses for them. . . . The Trustee . . . seeks to establish a per se rule of ‘One Debtor. One Car.’ This Court is disinclined to adopt such a rule. After Ransom, a debtor is entitled to claim the expenses that he actually incurs, and the Debtor here actually incurs the expenses for two older non-luxury vehicles.”

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