In re Williams (Ch. 7 Case No. 12-51505, Adv. No. 12-05059)

The debtor's student loans were nondischargeable because debtor failed to prove repayment of the loans would cause undue hardship. The court applied the three-prong Brunner analysis, and found the debtor failed to prove prong 2: that repayment of the loans would prevent her from maintaining a minimal standard of living for the duration of the loan repayment period. The debtor was currently employed. Although she might have to change jobs in the future, she had no health problems preventing her from working; and she could expect her expenses to decrease in the near future.

Monday, May 13, 2013