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Text of District Court Opinion: Wife's Claim for Share of Husband's Retirement Plan Was Included in Her Bankruptcy Estate Because Not Reduced to a QDRO at Time of Bankruptcy Filing (PDF)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Link to more items from this source
Nov. 2, 2014
"As part of his divorce complaint, [the husband] requested equitable distribution of their marital property ... [A]t the time Appellant filed her bankruptcy petition, no final state court order had been entered related to any of the matters raised in the complaint and counterclaim in the divorce action.... Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code, ... [a] debtor may exempt 'retirement funds' if they are in an 'account that is exempt from taxation' under certain enumerated provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.... Appellant does not qualify for the claimed exemptions." [Urmann v. Walsh, No. 14-718 (W.D. Pa. Oct. 24, 2014)]

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