Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 19, 2011
Legal Helpers in southern Florida recently won the dismissal of an adversary filed against one of the firm's clients. In addition, Legal Helpers received sanctions against the creditor's attorney. The case was In re Watson, 10-03640 from the Southern District of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Division. The creditor's attorney filed an Adversary objecting to the discharge of debt alleging that the debt was not dischargeable because it was "related" to child support and divorce. However, the creditor was the debtor's attorney in the divorce case and the law does not make the debt to one's own attorney non-dischargeable in bankruptcy. Legal Helpers brought a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim which was granted. Legal Helpers also brought a Motion for Sanctions because the creditor should have known that the debt was dischargeable. The creditor's attorney agreed to sanctions and the Legal Helpers client did not have to pay a dime for the litigation.
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Case 10-03640-RBR, Southern District of Florida.
Richard K. Gustafson - Legal Helpers Partner