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§ 362(b)(2)(B)

O'Brien, In re--O'Brien v. Skubic

Ruling: 
Automatic stay did not apply to the service of a contempt motion to the extent it sought payment of the fee award by the debtor. (Bankr. N.D. Ga.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 21,2017, LexisNexis #0817-092

Cascone, In re

Ruling: 
Order that established the debtor's child support arrearage was not void as a violation of the automatic stay because the collection action was excepted from the stay. (Bankr. M.D. Fla.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on May 18,2017, LexisNexis #0717-038

In re Rose

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy debtor's former spouse not entitled for relief from stay as her Employee StockOption Plan was not a property of the debtor's bankruptcy estate. (Bankr. E.D.N.C.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2016, LexisNexis #0117-097

In re Desouza

Debtor challenged the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts' determination that certain probate court orders regarding alimony and contempt did not violate the automatic stay.
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court erred in holding that domestic support obligation orders requiring payment from property of the estate did not violate stay.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 14,2013, LexisNexis #0713-111

Vaughan v. Vaughan (In re Vaughan)

Chapter 7 debtor filed a motion for contempt and sanctions against respondents, the debtor's former spouse and the spouse's counsel, claiming that respondents violated the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C.S. § 362.
Ruling: 
Letter to state judge regarding applicability of stay to prepetition contempt motion filed by clerk postpetition did not violate stay.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 29,2013, LexisNexis #0313-082

In re Anderson

A court-appointed representative of a bankruptcy debtor's minor children in the debtor's proceeding for dissolution of marriage sought to recover fees for the representative's services for which the debtor was liable. The representative moved for relief from the automatic bankruptcy stay to allow collection of the fees as a domestic support obligation.
Ruling: 
Relief from stay granted to allow representative of debtor's minor children to collect fees from marriage dissolution as a domestic support order.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 17,2011, LexisNexis #1111-043

In re Huntington

In a chapter 7 debtor's bankruptcy case, movant creditor filed a motion for relief from stay to record a postpetition attachment against escrowed funds.
Ruling: 
Creditor not allowed relief from stay to perfect postpetition attachment.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 01,2010, LexisNexis #0510-109

In re Exum

A spouse filed a motion for relief from the automatic stay, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 362, in order to proceed with a divorce action pending in state court against the debtor.
Ruling: 
Relief from stay may not be granted to allow equitable distribution proceedings in divorce cases to proceed.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 21,2008, LexisNexis #0308-110

In re OBrien

The debtor's former wife filed a motion relief from the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362 so that she could collect a prepetition fee award issued in favor in post-divorce litigation. The debtor opposed the motion.
Ruling: 
Postpetition fee award in post-dissolution proceeding was a domestic support obligation not subject to stay.
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