From the Editor – Property of Estate and Exemptions

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Debtor not barred from claiming Vermont homestead. In an analysis of a pre- bankruptcy divorce decree, the court found that the decree and a contempt order did not create collateral estoppel or res judicata bars to the debtor/former husband’s claim of homestead exemption under Vermont law. In re Kadoch, 528 B.R. 626 (Bankr. D. Vermont 2015).

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The Honorable William Houston Brown retired in 2006 as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and he had been designated to sit . . .

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