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Alabama Judge Gives a Mixed Message on Who Gets Postpetition P.I. Settlements

District court rules that proceeds from a postpetition personal injury claim are ‘additional disposable income’ that ordinarily goes to creditors in a chapter 13 plan.

IRS Standard Deduction for Housing Can Be Taken Without Mortgage or Rent Expense

Official Form 122C-2 could be read to deprive a chapter 13 debtor of the IRS standard housing deduction when the statute permits the deduction.

Debtor May Amend a ‘13’ Plan to Modify the Treatment of a Secured Creditor’s Claim

Chicago Bankruptcy Judge David Cleary followed a decision by then-district Judge David Hamilton and “respectfully” disagreed with decisions by two predecessors on the same bankruptcy bench.

Scheduling a Home with a Low Value Didn’t Protect a ‘13’ Debtor When It Was Sold

In the Fourth Circuit, creditors are compensated when there is a ‘substantial improvement’ in a chapter 13 debtor’s financial condition.

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