Bankruptcy Update: New Jersey Bankruptcy Judge Allows Debtor to Retain Inherited IRA

Bankruptcy Update: New Jersey Bankruptcy Judge Allows Debtor to Retain Inherited IRA | Michael L. Moskowitz

By Michael L. Moskowitz and Melissa A. Guseynov In 2013 the Supreme Court held that funds held in an inherited non-spousal IRA were not exempt under Section 522 of the Bankruptcy Code. You can read our blog article on Clark v. Rameker here. However, in a New Jersey bankruptcy court decision handed down last month, Bankruptcy Judge Christine M. Gravelle held that an inherited IRA is not property of the debtor’s bankruptcy estate, regardless of whether it would be characterized as an exempt asset under the Bankruptcy Code.  In re Norris, 2016 WL 2989234 (Bankr. D.N.J. May 20, 2016).

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