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By Wm. Houston Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Confirmation - Trustee’s “double-dipping” objection to above-median confirmation denied. The trustee objected to confirmation based on above-median debtor deducting the IRS Local Standard housing deduction when the actual mortgage expense was on a marital residence owned by the debtor’s nonfiling spouse, while also claiming the marital adjustment for the spouse’s income not regularly paid for the debtor’s household expenses. The trustee didn’t take positions on splits of authority on either the income or expense issues, rather arguing that the debtor . . .

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