District Court Affirms: ‘13’ Debtors Lose Appreciation in a Home After Conversion to ‘7’

On an issue where the courts are split, a district judge in Washington State holds that the debtors lose the post-petition appreciation in the value of estate property when a chapter 13 case converts to chapter 7.

Tenth Circuit: Debtors Retain Appreciation in a Home Sold Before Conversion to ‘7’

The Tenth Circuit left an unanswered question: Do debtors retain post-filing appreciation in a home that is not sold before the case converts from chapter 13 to chapter 7?