From the Editor – Eligibility

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Joint debtors not eligible when aggregate unsecured debt exceeded limit. Although each debtor separately would be eligible when their unsecured debts fell below § 109(e)’s statutory limit, they were not eligible as joint debtors because their unsecured debts combined exceeded the limit. The court construed the statutory language to require that their “aggregate” unsecured debt must be below the limit. In re Pete, 541 B.R. 917 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2015).

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The Honorable William Houston Brown retired in 2006 as a United States Bankruptcy . . .

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