Recent Cases Navigate Retirement Account Exemptions

“Several recent bankruptcy cases have considered the circumstances under which funds held in, derived from, or contributed to a retirement account may be exempt from the bankruptcy estate.”

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Staff Attorney to Kara L. West, Chapter 12 and 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Southern Division (Chattanooga, TN)

Karen Jolley is a staff attorney to the Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Southern Division), Kara L. West. Previously, she worked as a judicial law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Rucker, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Lee, and Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Charles Susano, Jr. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and Denison University.

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