Post-Petition Causes of Action, Inheritances and Windfalls Are Property of the Estate and Must Be Reported to the Trustee – Part 1 of 5

By John P. Gustafson, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division

A. Property Acquired After The Filing Of The Chapter 13 Case: The Different Approaches.

1. Property Acquired Post-Petition vs. Property “Vesting In The Debtor”.

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The broad issue of what becomes property of the Chapter 13 estate post-petition involves consideration of two Bankruptcy Code sections, §1306(a) and §1327(b). There are three basic approaches to how to reconcile the fact that . . .

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