Trial court’s order regarding property division in divorce proceeding was void as an action taken in violation of former wife’s automatic bankruptcy stay, even though former wife’s bankruptcy petition was subsequently dismissed; only the bankruptcy court could retroactively validate the trial court’s violation of the stay.
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