Representing a former spouse, Dieppa Law Firm P.A. was successful on appeal of orders obtained in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in a Ch. 13 bankruptcy filing of the ex-husband. The link to the opinion from the federal judge affirming the orders on appeal is below. Based on facts presented evidentiary hearing, Dieppa Law Firm P.A. obtained an order requiring the Ch. 13 debtor to make payments on a $200,000 debt that the debtor had classified as an equitable distribution. Keys facts supporting the Bankruptcy Court’s finding that the debt was actually child support or alimony were a document signed in advance of the divorce acknowledging the debt was lump sum alimony, the retention by the debtor of the marital home, and the disparity between the income and assets of the parties at the time of the divorce and immediately afterwards.