February 25, 2011
"The Flag is Up" - Same Sex Married Couple Files Chapter 13 in Los Angeles.
Financially distressed same-sex CA married couple goes straight into bankruptcy by filing a joint Chapter 13 petition in the Los Angeles Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, on February 24, 2011.
In re Balas & Morales (husband and husband), 2:11-bk-17831-AA. Debtors are represented by Peter M. Lively.
Peter M. Lively, JD, MBA
The Personal Financial Law Center * Culver City & Costa Mesa * 800-307-DEBT
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I filed for a same sex couple earlier this year in the Southern District called In Re Foti. The US Trustee's office attempted to convince me to dismiss one and refile. I told her no for reasons based on DOMA and a 9th Circuit case out of Washington called In Re Kandu. The US Trustee's office has yet to take action, and I doubt they will after the DOJ's recent position, but if they do, my clients are ready for what I hope to be a great fight.
Posted by: Gerald Wolfe | Mar 6, 2011 2:07:51 PM