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Antony v Commonwealth

Facts:

Issue in show cause proceeding before the court was whether respondent husband’s post-divorce bankruptcy had discharged his obligations under the parties’ divorce decree. Petitioner alleged respondent had failed to comply with several provisions in the decree. That clause also contained language that if respondent were unable to cover petitioner on his medical policy, he would increase her support by the amount necessary for her to obtain health insurance. Shortly after the divorce, respondent filed bankruptcy. Under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(15) of federal bankruptcy law, a debtor could not discharge debts to a spouse or former spouse for alimony or support in connection with a divorce decree or other order of a court of record, if the debt was actually in the nature of alimony, maintenance, or support.

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Holdings:
The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • In 1994, Congress amended the Bankruptcy Code to expand the nondischargeability of debts to equitable distribution debts. See 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(15). However, the creditor spouse must initiate an adversarial proceeding in the bankruptcy court within a specified time in order to obtain a determination that the property distribution debt is no dischargeable.
  • Under 11 U.S.C.S. § 523(a)(5) of the federal bankruptcy law, a debtor cannot discharge a debt to a spouse or former spouse for alimony or support in connection with a divorce decree or other order of a court of record, or property settlement agreement, if the debt is actually in the nature of alimony, maintenance, or support. Whether a debt is a support obligation, and not dischargeable, or a distribution of property, and dischargeable, is a matter of federal law.

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