Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?

retirementfundThe National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) membership in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Clark v. Rameker (In re Clark), No. 13-299.  This case involves whether or not a debtor may exempt an individual retirement account (IRA) that he has inherited.

To read more about this case and find a copy of the brief, go to http://www.ncbrc.org/

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Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri

11351117455_acdedf066a_qA recent Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decision found that the debtor may not exempt her federal Child Tax Credit refund under Missouri’s exemption for “public assistance.” Hardy v. Fink (In re Hardy), No. 13-6029 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. Dec. 23, 2013) (notice of appeal to 8th Cir. filed January 2, 2014).

To read more about this case and find a copy of the opinion, go to the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) at http://www.ncbrc.org/. Please support NCBRC by making your donation today! http://www.ncbrc.org/

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Unpaid Tuition Dischargeable

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The failure to pay tuition did not result in nondischargeable debt. So said the court in In re Oliver, No. 12-4185 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. Oct. 8, 2013). The college was ordered to release the former student's transcript in a bankruptcy court contempt … [Continue reading]

Means Test Figures Change Nov. 15

NEW MEANS TEST FIGURES have been announced by the U.S. Trustee Program for use with bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 15, 2013. Here are the Kansas income numbers based upon family size: 1 - $43, 793 2 - $57,502 3 - $65,394 4 - … [Continue reading]