Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Case Bites: Interesting Issues and Decisions from This Week’s Cases

Issues discussed in cases below:

  • In a chapter 13, should debtor’s attorney’s fees be paid before commencing repayment to unsecured creditors? (S.D.Ind.)
  • Can a debtor get reimbursed from estate assets for paying off a debt outside of the bankruptcy? (Bankr. N.D.Ohio)
  • In a chapter 7 bankruptcy, when is the deadline for creditors to file claims? (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
  • Can a bankruptcy petition preparer side-step a temporary bar order by failing to notify potential clients of the bar order and by referring those clients to friends she had trained as petition preparers? (Bankr. E.D.Wis.)
  • When considering whether a chapter 7 bankruptcy constitutes an abusive filing under 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(3), should the court disallow retirement deductions to determine disposable income? (Bankr. W.D.Penn.)
  • When a child support enforcement creditor was not sent notice of a chapter 13 confirmation order, can a debtor successfully hold a creditor in contempt of that order? (Bankr. E.D.Wis.)
  • Is failure to repossess or release the lien on a surrendered vehicle constitute contempt of a chapter 7 discharge order? (Bankr. E.D.Ky.)
  • Can a Chapter 7 Debtor amend his bankruptcy petition to add his spouse? (Bankr. D.Ariz.)

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