Jupiter Bankruptcy Lawyer
40 Years of Experience Resolving Financial Crises
Businesses and Individuals who are fighting overwhelming debt can find effective debt relief through a bankruptcy. There are different forms of bankruptcy open to individuals, and each type is used for a particular purpose. For instance, Chapter 7 is most effective for eliminating consumer debt while Chapter 13 is more appropriate when you’re attempting to save a home or other assets. Chapter 11 is available to help save business, and Chapter 12 allows farmers and fisherman to reduce debt. Whatever troubles you are facing, there is a solution for you. Throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, Jupiter Chapter 7, 11 12 & 13 bankruptcy lawyer Julianne Frank Law offers advice and assistance in business and consumer Bankruptcy and can help you find the best solution for your unique circumstances and achieve your goal of taking control over your finances, rather than having your finances control you. You also might need help as a bankruptcy creditor, or you might be sued in bankruptcy court, and need representation.
Litigating Adversary Proceedings
An adversary proceeding is a lawsuit in a bankruptcy court. Be aware that most bankruptcy judges are strict about procedural rules, so it is advisable to have an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to represent the case.
Some examples of what adversary proceedings might involve include:
- determining a debt’s discharge or dischargeability (nondischargeability action);
- determining bankruptcy claims removed to a different court under the federal rules of civil procedure.
- determining priority or validity of a lien;
- recovering money or property;
- approving sale of debtor property by a co-owner;
- revoking confirmation of a plan;
- obtaining an injunction;
- subordinating a claim;
- obtaining a declaratory judgment;
An adversary proceeding commences when a plaintiff files a signed original complaint, a signed adversary cover sheet, and pays the applicable filing fee. Note that the clerk of court needs a separate cover sheet for each compliant filed to process the adversary proceeding, and an adversary proceeding must be brought within 60 days from the Meeting of Creditors. A creditor who fails to file or request an extension before the deadline can lose the ability to challenge the dischargeability of their debt.