Pigs, Hogs & Nest Eggs: When Is It “Too Much, Too Late” for Retirement Fund Contributions in Chapter 13?

By Lacey S. Bryan, Staff Attorney at the Office of Lonnie D. Eck, Chapter 13 Trustee, Tulsa, OK

In times of financial stress many people dip into their retirement funds to make ends meet. Some people take loans from their retirement funds, while others simply liquidate some or all of the available funds. Imagine a debtor who has completely liquidated all of her retirement fund in order to pay her bills. Knowing that the collectors will soon stop calling and that her debts will be dealt with during bankruptcy, it might be tempting, or even seem reasonable, to . . .

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