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Arleaux v. Arleaux, No. 97-6037 (B.A.P. 8th Cir 1997)


The Appellate Court affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's decision denying the debtor's motion to reopen his bankruptcy case to discharge his post petition debt for alimony and support. 11 U.S.C. 350 governs the reopening of bankruptcy cases. The decision to reopen "is committed to the court's discretion." Accordingly, such decisions are reviewed for an abuse of discretion. No abuse of discretion was found here where the debtor's dischargeability claim was without merit.



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