BANKRUPTCY, DIVORCE, AND THE ROOKER-FELDMAN DOCTRINE: A POTENTIAL MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

Abstract

This Article asserts that the recent amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code ("the Code") have eliminated many of the past reasons that bankruptcy courts had to review divorce decisions. Bankruptcy judges should invoke Rooker-Feldman and refuse to hear many marital-debt-dischargeability adversary actions. Under Rooker-Feldman, bankruptcy courts lack subject-matter jurisdiction to hold proceedings to determine the dischargeability of most marital debts.
How to Cite
. BANKRUPTCY, DIVORCE, AND THE ROOKER-FELDMAN DOCTRINE: A POTENTIAL MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, may 2011. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/492>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017.
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