Response or Comment
It was not until the decisions in Audubon v. Shufeldt, 181 U. S. 575, and Wetmore v. Markoe; 196 U. S. 68, that it was authoritatively determined in this country that alimony, whether in arrears at the time of filing petition, or payable in the future, was not provable in bankruptcy.
Aigler, Ralph W. "Provability in Bankruptcy of Claims Arising out of Alimony Decrees or Separation Agreements between Husband and Wife." Mich. L. Rev. 10 (1912): 476-8.