Adversary Proceedings

Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings Attorneys in Cleveland

Your Trusted Bankruptcy Lawyers in Cleveland Since 2003

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) 238-0880 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.

Call (216) 238-0880 now to speak with Joe Romano, Esq. and schedule your complimentary case evaluation with a bankruptcy adversary proceedings attorney in Cleveland.

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Client Testimonials
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Results That Prove Themselves

Notable Cases
  • Successful Defense Rhiel v. Seye (In re Kebe)

    Represented the 3rd party co-owner of property, showing that value of property to Seye outweighed the value of the property to the creditors of the debtor's bankruptcy estate.

  • Successful Defense Jennings v. Bodrick

    Creditor argued that debtor was in on a Nigerian scam to invest in the international sale of auto parts.

  • Successful Defense Thomas v. Kuhn

    Successful defense of a title company in a trustee's efforts to invalidate a mortgage and take property of debtor for benefit of creditors of the debtor.

  • Successful Judgment Dawson v. J&B Detail

    Court determination that "On-Time Pay System" (kill-switch) is an attempt to collect a debt and must be removed from a vehicle upon the filing of a Ch. 13 bankruptcy)

  • Successful Appeal In re DeVito

    When a Ch. 13 plan is filed it becomes the plan, superseding all previously filed plans. Court was wrong to dismiss case based on the non-confirmability of a chapter 13 plan that had been amended

  • First Circuit Court Level Decision In re Davis

    Sixth Circuit found that debtor's filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy are permitted to continue deductions made from payroll into retirement in the Means Test and can continue to fund the retirement plan throughout the life of the chapter 13 plan provided the debtor was doing so prior to the filing of the Chapter 13.

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What You Can Expect
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  • Results-Driven Legal Strategies

    With a strategy put in place after evaluating your case, Attorney Joe Romano can get you the results you need.

  • Direct Access

    When you call our office, don't expect to be passed around. You will get direct access to our attorney to speak about your case.

  • Knowledge & Experience

    With nearly two decades of experience, Attorney Joe Romano is equipped with the knowledge to handle the toughest of bankruptcy cases.

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