Family Law Section – Clark County Bar Association

Hilton Presentation: 2-13-14

On February 13, 2014, I gave a presentation to the Family Law Section of the Clark County Bar Association.   It was a lively crowd and  I had a great time.  I was asked to convey a few important points to the family law attorneys in attendance when it comes to the overlap of family law and bankruptcy.

In the about ten days I had to prepare for the presentation (semi-interesting story), I collected a few thoughts and created a handout for the attendees.  The main materials contains 22 pages of thoughts, application, Bankruptcy Code sections,  a WA family law statute, and references to multiple cases that might be of assistance.  I also included in the materials four full cases, with emphasis and comment, that I thought might be of specific interest to the group.  Available below are the materials including the four cases referenced.

The materials are not intended to be anywhere near comprehensive on the subject.  But, they might provide a decent start on many issues.  Soon, I will create a more involved blog on the subject.  But, for now, I’ll make available the materials for your review.  Enjoy!   Oh, and if you think there is a subject that you might want to be covered in more depth, please let me know and I’ll make sure to include it in the next collection of materials.

Handout Materials

Materials: Family Law & Bankruptcy – A Few Collected Comments:  Presentation materials highlighting some overlapping issues

In re Pixler:   Discusses a few issues with one spouse filing, exemptions (with comments)

In re Lawida:   Discusses DSO exceptions to the automatic stay (with comments)

In re Kops:   Discusses “household size” for the Means Test (with comments)

In re Crow:   Also discusses “household size” for the Means Test (with comments)

 Thank You

Thank you to all in attendance and those with such kind words concerning the discussion.    If and when I can be of any future assistance, please let me know and I would love to help.