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Rivera v. Orange County Probation Dep't, 14-60044

In a debtor's motion to sanction Orange County for persisting post-discharge in its efforts to collect a debt arising from the debtor’s son’s involuntary juvenile detention, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmation of the bankruptcy court's denial of the motion is reversed where the debtor's liability for the costs of support of her son while in detention was not a 'domestic support obligation' and thus was not excepted from discharge in bankruptcy under 11 U.S.C. section 523(a)(5).

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/08/10




  • United States Ninth Circuit