In re Koehler

Ruling: 
Judicial lien that dated related back to equitable lien that predated debtor's interest in property could not be avoided for impairing debtor's homestead exemption.
Procedural posture: 
A chapter 7 debtor filed a motion to avoid a judicial lien on real property pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 522(f) on the basis that the lien impaired her homestead exemption under Wash. Rev. Code § 6.13.030(2).
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 19,2012, LexisNexis #0312-008