Deena F. Christelis and Hanify & King, P.C., on brief for the Appellant.
Joseph S. Mulkern, Jr., Esq., on brief for the Appellee.
Chapter 7 trustee, Harold B. Murphy, appeals the bankruptcy court's order overruling his objection to the debtor's homestead exemption claim. We affirm the lower court's ruling on the authority of our recently-promulgated decision in Bruin Portfolio, LLC v. Leicht (In re Leicht), BAP No. MW 97-067, 1998 WL 424174 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. July 7, 1998).
In re Leicht held that the Massachusetts homestead exemption's exception for contract debts incurred before the filing of a homestead declaration does not operate in bankruptcy. That case addresses and resolves (against appellant) all issues critical to the appeal. See In re Leicht, 1998 WL 424174, at *9-10.
Further explication is unnecessary.
The order of the bankruptcy court overruling appellant's objection to the debtor's homestead exemption is AFFIRMED.