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Community Property Consumer Bankruptcy

The Supreme Court - May 15, 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No. 16-348: Respondent Aleida Johnson filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Southern District of Alabama. Petitioner Midland Funding then filed a “proof of claim” in the Bankruptcy Court,...more

Does My Spouse Have to File Bankruptcy With Me in Arizona?

by John Skiba on

A common question I get from married couples who are facing debt problems is whether both need to file for bankruptcy or if it is permissible for one spouse to file the bankruptcy. Many couples would like to try and save...more

When One Spouse Files for Bankruptcy, But Not the Other

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

When a Chapter 7, 11, or 13 case is filed, a new entity is created called the bankruptcy estate. A bankruptcy estate is comprised of all of the debtor’s non-exempt legal or equitable interests in property as of the time of...more

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