Adversarial Litigation and Creditor-Debtor Rights in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is normally a process with little to no litigation.  But not all cases are simple.  Sometimes creditors or trustees object.  That is where we come in.  We are experience bankruptcy trial and adversary proceeding litigators and have handled issues ranging from objection to discharge to student loan hardship discharges.  If you need to defend against a third party or if you are that third party seeking to object in someone else’s bankruptcy, call us to see how we can help.

Bankruptcy Litigation

Adversary Proceedings, Contested Motions, Creditor Rights, Debtor Rights, Trustee Objections

Washington Debt Law offers full bankruptcy litigation services to include adversary proceedings and contested motion up to and including trial.  We have prosecuted objections to discharge from both a creditor and debtor perspective, handled student loan hardship discharges, lien strips, and litigating both core and non-core bankruptcy issues such as foreclosure or consumer protection rights.

We represent both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy matters.  We offer a variety of options from flat fee to hourly to contingent, depending upon the issue and your specific facts.  A list of our most common litigation services is below.  Call today if you require a bankruptcy litigator on your side.

Common Objections, and Motions

Note: For most people who go through bankruptcy, serious objections to discharge or exemptions are rare.  Below are the most common motions that normally you might see and generally these will be in a chapter 13 bankruptcy or if you use a chapter 7 to stop a foreclosure.

Uncommon and more Serious Objections

Services Offered

Motion Practice

Many issues do not require a full adversary proceeding to be filed.  Many things can be handled via motion or objection inside the primary bankruptcy case.  This includes objections to proof of claim, motion to sell, motions to avoid lien, and motions for relief.

Adversary Proceedings

An adversary proceeding is a separately filed case referenced to the original bankruptcy case but proceeding under a separate trial track.  These proceed like a more traditional case with discovery, motions, and trial.  The timelines are severely truncated compared to regular state and federal courts and so things must be prosecuted with a sense of urgency.  Some issues require an adversary proceeding to be brought in a very limited time frame such as an objection on the basis of fraud pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 523a2,a4, or a6.  If you are considering or facing adversarial litigation, call us to see how we can help.