No. 88-3499.

877 F.2d 44 (1989)

In re Dwight H. OWEN, Debtor. Dwight H. OWEN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Helen OWEN, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 11, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roger L. Fishell, Sarasota, Fla., for plaintiff-appellant.

John R. Shuman, Clearwater, Fla., for defendant-appellee.

Before POWELL, Associate Justice (Retired), United States Supreme Court, RONEY, Chief Judge, and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge.

RONEY, Chief Judge:

In this case, both the bankruptcy court and the district court concluded that 11 U.S.C.A. § 522(f) of the Bankruptcy Code did not permit a debtor to avoid a judicial lien on Florida homestead property when state law creating the homestead exemption would permit the lien to be enforced. We affirm.

The facts are not in dispute. The dates are important to show that the lien was effective prior to the date the debtor obtained homestead...

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