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Bankruptcy – Dischargeability – Alimony Exception – Abstention (access required)

Where the bankruptcy court decided to abstain from determining whether the property settlement debt owed by debtor to his former wife was dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(5), the statutory exception to discharge for debts in the nature of alimony, that abstention decision is vacated. Abstention is appropriate under 11 U.S.C. § 305 when ...

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