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Allocation Of Property Appreciation: A Statutory Approach To The Judicial Dialectic, Lawrence Ponoroff Apr 2022

Allocation Of Property Appreciation: A Statutory Approach To The Judicial Dialectic, Lawrence Ponoroff

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Many, perhaps the majority, of Chapter 13 cases end up being converted to Chapter 7. The converted Chapter 7 case is not a new case, it is a continuation of the case that was commenced with the filing of the original Chapter 13 petition. However, there are important structural differences between the two chapters, including over what constitutes property of the estate. This creates some thorny issues surrounding whether property of the estate as generally defined in section 541(a) of the Bankruptcy Code or property of the estate as specifically defined in Chapter 13 controls in determining the scope of …