In re Milliner (11-41285)

Motion to avoid judicial lien granted on grounds of exemption impairment.  The issue before the Court was whether § 522(f) allows a debtor to avoid a postpetition judicial lien obtained prior to conversion from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 for a deficiency on a postpetition, preconversion debt.  Pursuant to § 348(d), a judicial lien must be treated for the purpose of § 522(f) as if it arose prepetition.  Because the Creditor’s judicial lien impaired the Debtor’s claim of exemptions, the lien is avoided.In

Thursday, July 21, 2016