Ampel v. Ampel (In re Ampel)

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
Former spouse's deductions from monthly alimony payments to debtor were impermissible setoffs in violation of stay.
Procedural posture: 
Movant husband sought relief from the automatic stay to obtain a determination in state court of dischargeability under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(5) of certain obligations of his ex- wife, respondent, debtor. That motion was denied, but in connection with the motion, the husband may have violated the automatic stay when he continued postpetition to deduct from the debtor's monthly alimony payments amounts to repay certain debts owed by the debtor.
Issue: 
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