By M. Jonathan Hayes
Wetmore v. Markoe, 196 U.S. 68 (1904)
Issue: Is a non-modifiable judgment for alimony a “debt” and therefore discharged (under the definition of debt at the time)?
Justice William R. Day
As part of her divorce, Mrs. Wetmore (now Markoe) was awarded alimony and child support. “The decree did not reserve any right of subsequent modification or amendment.” Three years later Mr. Wetmore was considerably behind in the payments so he filed . . .
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