Critical Case Comment

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Trustee (Nashville, TN)

Ruskin v. Blackshear (In re Blackshear), 531 B.R. 711 (E.D. Mich. May 20, 2015) (Duggan)

The only obligation imposed on a married debtor to disclose a non-filing spouse’s income and expenses is to indicate the amount that the non-filing spouse is contributing to the debtor’s household; court is without authority to compel the disclosure of the non-filing spouse’s income and expenses.

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Brenda Blackshear filed a Chapter 13 petition in March of 2014. She was . . .

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