From the Editor – Discharge and Dischargeability

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Debt owed to husband’s ex-wife and her attorney was not domestic support obligation. In prebankruptcy litigation, the Chapter 7 debtor and her husband had judgment against them jointly for $280,000 attorney fees related to fraudulent transfer action filed by husband’s former wife. The fraudulent transfer action was part of the husband’s marital dissolution proceedings. The debtor filed the adversary proceeding, seeking determination that the debt owed to the husband’s former wife and her divorce attorney was not excepted from discharge. In both §§ 523 . . .

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