Stephen represents both debtors and creditors in the federal bankruptcy court system. If you are a debtor, click here.
Have you lent money to someone, and has that person filed for bankruptcy? Once a debtor files for bankruptcy, the court establishes certain deadlines before which the creditor must act in order to protect the creditor’s rights. As a creditor, you do have rights, and depending upon the facts, it may make economic sense to take certain actions in the debtor’s bankruptcy case.
Do you believe that the person who filed for bankruptcy lied on his or her bankruptcy petition, schedules, and statements? If so, you may consider filing an adversary complaint asking the bankruptcy court to deny the debtor’s discharge which means that the debtor would still owe the money he borrowed.
Do you believe that the person who filed for bankruptcy lied or committed fraud when obtaining the money from you? If so, you may consider filing an adversary complaint asking the bankruptcy court to deny the debtor’s discharge with respect to the debt owed to you.
If you are a creditor and you want to learn more about what possible actions you are able to take in the debtor’s bankruptcy matter, please call Stephen.