Discharge Issues: Practice Tips and “OMG!” Lessons from the 2016 NACTT Annual Conference

By Beverly Burden, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Lexington)

I’m sharing a few practice tips and “OMG!” lessons we picked up at the NACTT Annual Conference in Philadelphia in July. This article is on two important case decisions affecting the debtor’s chapter 13 discharge (both warranted “OMG!” reactions from my staff attorneys and me).

  1. OMG!: The discharge injunction does not prevent the collection of a DSO claim that was disallowed by the bankruptcy court, which had sustained the debtor’s objection to a portion of the DSO claim, per . . .

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