Single Mother Wins Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge and Has it Ripped Away on Appeal

In 2013, Alexandra Acosta-Conniff, an Alabama school teacher and single mother of two children, filed an adversary proceeding in an Alabama bankruptcy court, hoping to discharge student loans that had grown to $112,000. She did not have an attorney, so she represented herself in court. At her trial, Judge William Sawyer applied the three-part Brunner … Read more