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It sounds like the trustee has raised the issue of a voidable preference under Bankruptcy Code
§547 or a fraudulent transfer under Bankruptcy Code §548. Let me explain.
I A transfer of the debtor’s assets to a creditor that results in a creditor receiving more than the creditor would have in a Chapter 7
bankruptcy, is typically considered a “preference".
Bankruptcy Code §547 provides for the avoidance of preferential transfers within 90 days before the bankruptcy filing date for third parties. Transfers to insiders are subject to a longer avoidance reach back of one year.
In order to set aside the transfer, it is not necessary for the trustee to prove that insolvency resulted from the transfer. All that is necessary is for the trustee to prove that the transfer occurred within one year of filing bankruptcy, that the money was past due and that the funds were paid to an insider.
Your best argument might be to dispute that you are an insider. If you are not an insider, the 90 day period would apply instead of 180 days.
II. Bankruptcy Code §548 is the "fraudulent conveyance" statute. It can be used to claw back a transfer of a debtor's assets to a third party, for less than a reasonably equivalent value, regardless of whether the 3rd party is an insider
Bankruptcy Code §548 provides for the avoidance of fraudulent transfers within two years before the bankruptcy filing date if the debtor was insolvent on the date that the transfer was made or became insolvent as a result of such transfer or obligation.
Unfortunately §548 does not require that the transfer be made to an insider and therefore your facts do not support a defense to a §548 claw back.
However you may prevail on an argument that the debt owed to you a domestic support obligation
and therefore discharged. This would leave you able to attempt to collect the debt from the debtor after discharge
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