7th Circle Backs release of ex-wife’s $435,000 divorce payout

By Vince Sullivan (February 23, 2022, 7:22 PM EST) – A Seventh Circuit panel upheld an Indiana district court’s finding that $435,000 in compensation to a woman who separated from her former husband was discharged in the man’s bankruptcy, ruling Wednesday that the award was a financial judgment that could be escaped through an insolvency case.

In the opinion, U.S. Circuit Court Judge David F. Hamilton wrote that Donald Wayne Harshaw could overturn the $435,000 award given to his ex-wife Elizabeth Anne Harshaw in connection with a post-separation arbitration proceeding because the award did not grant him any right to his property. , but rather a pecuniary judgment releasable in the event of bankruptcy…

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