From the Editor – Discharge and Dischargeability

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Failure to comply with divorce obligations was willful and malicious injury. Chapter 7 debtor’s repeated refusal to comply with divorce decree’s requirement for him to transfer marital assets to his ex-wife was a willful and malicious injury for purposes of § 523(a)(6). There was an objective substantial certainty of harm to the former spouse by the debtor’s failures. Shankle v. Shankle (In re Shankle), ___ Fed.Appx. ____, 2014 WL 486208 (5th Cir. Feb. 7, 2014).

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