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In re Nelson

The court ruled on creditors' objections to nonstandard language added to Paragraph V.G. in four proposed chapter 13 plan confirmations.
Ruling: 
Model plan language added to paragraphs dealing with mortgage payments in four chapter 13 plans was disapproved resulting in denial of confirmation.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 23,2008, LexisNexis #0909-010

In re Goldsboro

Two pairs of debtors had filed for relief under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. In both proceedings, a chapter 7 trustee, filed a motion for the debtors' to turnover payments they received under the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-185, 122 Stat. 613, as property of the estate, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 521 and 542. The court held a hearing and issued findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Ruling: 
Debtors' economic stimulus payments were property of the estate and subject to turnover.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2008, LexisNexis #0109-016

Burckhalter v. Burckhalter (In re Burckhalter)

Plaintiff ex-wife filed a Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment on her adversary complaint seeking a determination that defendant debtor's child support arrearage and credit card debt covered under the divorce decree were nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(5) and (15).
Ruling: 
Debtor's obligation pursuant to divorce decree to pay marital credit card debt was nondischargeable.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 23,2008, LexisNexis #0708-078