Thursday, July 15, 2004

$65,000 in attorney fees awarded to ex-husband in connection with custody litigation not dischargeable

In Rutledge v. Rutledge, the Fourth Circuit in a per curiam opinion for the panel of Judges Wilkinson, Traxler, and Shedd affirmed a ruling by Judge Morgan of the E.D. Va. that attorneys' fees awarded by a Virginia state court to an ex-husband against the ex-wife in the amount of $65,000 were not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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