Adversary Proceedings

Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings Attorneys in Cleveland


At The Romano Law Firm, we do whatever it takes to help you obtain relief from the financial difficulties you are currently experiencing. Since 2003, we have helped many people in your position navigate the challenging process of bankruptcy, and we understand that it becomes infinitely more complicated when separate lawsuits are filed within a bankruptcy case. These additional lawsuits are known as “adversary proceedings,” and they can dramatically increase the complexity of your bankruptcy matter.

If you wish to file a lawsuit related to your bankruptcy or are being sued in connection with your bankruptcy filing, please reach out to a member of our team at The Romano Law Firm as soon as possible and allow us to be the strong, winsome advocates you need.

Send us a message or call (216) 621-7777 today to schedule a meeting with Cleveland bankruptcy adversary proceedings attorney Joe Romano, Esq. and learn more about how we can assist you during this time.

Types of Adversary Proceedings You May Encounter During Bankruptcy

There are many reasons why you may wish to file an adversary proceeding in conjunction with filing bankruptcy, especially if your bankruptcy has occurred at least in part as the result of the wrongdoing of another party.

For example, an adversary proceeding may become necessary in your bankruptcy matter if any of the following are true:

  • You made a fraudulent transfer less than two years prior to your bankruptcy filing.
  • You made a payment of greater than or equal to six hundred dollars within three months prior to filing for bankruptcy, despite being insolvent at the point in which you made the transfer.
  • You have two or more mortgages on a real estate property and wish to strip one or more of the lesser mortgages.
  • One of your creditors wishes to protest dischargement of your debt because they believe you fraudulently incurred that debt.
  • Payment of your debts requires severance of ownership interest in a property.

Why You Need an Attorney to Help you Handle Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings

Effectively handling adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases requires practical understanding of the more complex rules of litigation, including (but not limited to):

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
  • Opening and closing statements
  • Direct and cross examination
  • Depositions

Litigation is often costly and personally taxing for all parties involved, which is why it is imperative for you to bring in an experienced attorney with the resources and understanding to guide you through the process and protect your best interests at every turn. Many larger bankruptcy firms and litigators will bill you as much as possible, but, at The Romano Law Firm, we take special care to consider the cost of every motion, filing, etc. Our aim is to provide you with cost-effective service throughout your bankruptcy conflict, starting with a free, no-obligation consultation.

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