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  •  Let me take a shot at this: (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, sfbob, kyril

    Two individuals, joined via a marital agreement, have some debts.

    They find themselves in a predicament that warrants a disposition of those debts via bankruptcy.

    If their case is dismissed, the debtors are all lined up and ready to seize everything in sight---an action that the bankruptcy filing stopped dead in its tracks to begin with.  Any repossession/seizure orders held by the creditors didn't "go away" once bankruptcy was filed; they were simply put in a state of suspended action.

    That suspension of action disappears the moment the application for relief is dismissed.  It's not unheard of for a petitioner to be denied, find their car towed before they can exit the courthouse, and find all their worldly possessions carted off before they can get home---and yes, Cindy Lou Who, that means "right down to the last can of Who Hash."

    I'd be curious as to why the Trustee was playing the DOMA card in the first place.

    Armando---does this help?

    I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

    by Liberal Panzer on Fri May 13, 2011 at 11:36:52 AM PDT

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