When someone owes you or your business money, whether or not that debt has been reduced to a final judgment, it is important to quickly consult bankruptcy counsel to navigate the complex obscurities of the bankruptcy code and rules of procedure. At Law Offices of Paul A. Humbert, P.L., we can guide creditors through the bankruptcy process and ensure a greater likelihood of meaningful recovery. Below is a list of just some of the services our firm can provide to creditors facing a debtor in bankruptcy.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Creditor Bankruptcy Representation
FILING PROOF OF CLAIM
If a creditor has a claim against a debtor who has filed for bankruptcy, the creditor is entitled to file a proof of claim in the bankruptcy case.
OBTAINING RELIEF FROM AUTOMATIC STAY
Almost always, an automatic stay is imposed when a debtor files for bankruptcy – meaning all collection efforts must immediately stop.
PURSUIT OF DISCHARGE
Creditors have certain means to block the debtor’s discharge and/or the dischargeability of the creditor’s particular debt
OBJECTIONS TO CONFIRMATION
There may be certain reasons why a creditor does not agree with the plan and wants to stop it from being confirmed.
DISMISSAL OF BANKRUPTCY
There is rampant abuse of the bankruptcy system and a debtor may file for bankruptcy numerous occasions, simply to thwart the collection efforts of a creditor.
Creditors are allowed to examine the debtor concerning many facets of the debtor’s finances.
Adversary proceedings are often brought by the trustee in a chapter 7 bankruptcy (or a debtor in possession in a chapter 11) but can also be brought by aggrieved creditors.
There can be multiple levels of appellate courts, including an appeal to a bankruptcy appellate panel or local district court, prior to appealing to the circuit court of appeals.
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