NO CLE - The Right to Marry versus the Right to Bankruptcy Relief

As same-sex marriage continues to be sanctioned in states across the county, issues about the treatment of same-sex couples in bankruptcy have emerged. Does the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) limit a joint same-sex couple’s right to seek bankruptcy protection? How do same-sex divorces and support obligations impact the rights and obligations of
debtors? And in states where only civil unions are available to same-sex couples, does that distinction lead to a meaningful difference for those seeking bankruptcy protection? This panel will discuss and debate the effect of DOMA on bankruptcy cases, the unique issues facing same-sex debtors and their families, and strategies to get debtors in same-sex relationships the debt relief they need.

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