Rupp v. Elmasri (In re Elmasri)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Trustee could pay off liens with proceeds of sale of homestead even if impairment of exemption resulted.
Procedural posture: 
After debtor filed a chapter 7 petition, plaintiff, who was his ex-wife, and intervenor, a former law guardian appointed in connection with debtor's state court matrimonial action, sought payment of judgments against debtor from $50,000 that constituted debtor's homestead exemption under state law and was expected as proceeds from the sale of his residence. The status of such claims under 11 U.S.C. § 522(c) was at issue.
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