From the Editor – Property of the Estate and Exemptions

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Annuity claimed as exempt was still in estate until time to object to exemptions expired, with analysis of stay relief. The Chapter 13 debtor claimed an annuity as exempt and the former spouse sought to collect past due and ongoing domestic support obligation from the annuity. The annuity remained in the estate, protected by the automatic stay, until the time to object to exemption had passed, but cause existed to grant stay relief to allow the former spouse to pursue collection in state court. In reaching the decision, the . . .

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