From the Editor – Avoidance Actions

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Lien avoidance and domestic support obligation. Interpreting § 522(f)(1)(A)’s exception from lien avoidance for a judicial lien securing a domestic support obligation, the court found that the lien at issue did not fit within § 101(14A)’s definition of a domestic support obligation; as a result, the lien was avoidable. In re Ballinger, ___ B.R. ____, 2013 WL 6383011 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. Nov. 25, 2013).

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