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Bankruptcy – Dischargeability Of Debt – Child Support Order – Res Judicata (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court affirms a bankruptcy judge’s decision that debtor’s present adversary proceeding is barred by res judicata, based on a prior state court decision finding that debtor’s prepetition child custody order was a domestic support obligation that could not be discharged in debtor’s Chapter 7 proceeding. In the instant case, the state courts ...