Bankruptcy Blues

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is not something to mess around with.   One particular Chapter 7 debtor found that out the hard way.   In a prior divorce action, Husband agreed to pay Wife $200 a month as part of her community interest in Husbands separate property annuity.  Two years later, when Husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, he sought to discharge his debt to Wife.  Wife opposed the discharge.  Husband then looked to alternative remedies to get rid of his obligation to Wife.  He attempted to blackmail her into giving up her claim with nude photos of her sister as a child.   The attempt failed spectacularly, and Husband is now serving a prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud and possession of child pornography.

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