Crabtree v. McDermott, No. 16-6028 (8th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Debtors challenge the bankruptcy court's order and decision sustaining the trustee's objection to debtors' claimed homestead exemption. 11 U.S.C. 522(o) requires the bankruptcy court to determine the extent to which the improvements debtors made to their homestead increased the value of debtors' interest in their homestead. The panel concluded that the bankruptcy court failed to do so in this case, and the panel remanded for the bankruptcy court to make this determination.