Friday, August 26, 2011

House Bill 86 - Summary and Analysis

 The Ohio Sentencing Commission has issued its summary & analysis of recently passed HB 86, going into effect on Sept. 1, 2011. Amended Substitute House Bill 86, sponsored by Reps. Lynn Slaby and Tracy Heard, contains the most significant amendments to criminal and prison law since S.B. 2 took effect in 1996. Proposed S.B. 22, sponsored by Sen. Bill Seitz last session, laid the foundation for many of the changes. H.B. 86 also makes noteworthy changes in juvenile law.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lindey and Parley on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts, 2d, Chapter 41

Chapter 41 of Lindey and Parley (Release 77, July 2011) has been completely revised to include discussion on nondischargeable debt, most notably in Section 41.41. Significant revisions made to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 ("BAPCPA") are examined.  Amendments to 11 U.S.C. Section 523 provide that a discharge in bankruptcy did not discharge an individual debtor from debt. These revisions are intended to simplify the process of determination as to whether a debt obligation in relation to matrimonial dissolution of child support is nondischargable.