Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Deichert v. Deichert
Approximately 8 months after a final divorce decree, appellant Dr. Robert Deichert filed a voluntary petition for Chapter VII bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court describing himself as married but separated. Appellee Eleanor Deichert was not listed as a creditor in any required Schedule A statements concerning debtor liabilities. Appellant listed the marital residence and a station wagon as real and exempt assets respectively, although both had been granted to appellee pursuant to the divorce decree. The Bankruptcy Judge entered a Discharge of Debtor Order releasing appellant from all personal liability for debts existing on the date the bankruptcy case was instituted. Debts determined non-dischargeable were excluded. At a hearing on appellee’s enforcement petition appellant claimed his obligations had been discharged by the Bankruptcy Court. The court designated various marital obligations in the divorce decree and order as dischargeable or not in bankruptcy and imposed a $1,000 per day fine for failure to comply with the nondischargeable obligations.
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