Adversary Proceedings

If a dispute arises during or post-bankruptcy — such as a dispute involving allegations of fraud or dischargeability of debt — it must be handled in adversary proceedings. Adversary proceedings are separate proceedings in a bankruptcy and not all law firms are willing to handle them. In fact, some attorneys go so far as to leave bankruptcy proceedings out of their retainer agreements entirely.


At the Law Offices of Colby J. Leonard, our Muncie and Indianapolis adversary proceedings lawyers represent our own clients and clients from other law firms who face Chapter 7,or Chapter 13 bankruptcy disputes. You have nothing to lose by speaking with us in a free consultation. Call 317-894-0626 today.

Who Can File an Adversary Proceeding?

Anyone involved in the bankruptcy proceedings can file an adversary proceeding, including:

  • Debtors: Debtors often file adversary proceedings against creditors when creditors’ actions violate the discharge or the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. They may also file adversary proceedings to determine whether a debt is dischargeable or nondischargeable or to protect themselves against fraud or other wrongful conduct.
  • Creditors: Creditors may file adversary proceedings to attempt to prove that a debt is not dischargeable or to argue that the debtor is not eligible for bankruptcy or filed bankruptcy in bad faith.
  • Trustees: Bankruptcy trustees may also file adversary proceedings. Trustees may argue that a debtor did not comply with a court order, did not file the case properly, missed a court deadline, or otherwise violated federal bankruptcy law. They may also file a bankruptcy proceeding to convince the court to turn a Chapter 7 bankruptcy into a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

We focus our representation on helping debtors move smoothly through bankruptcy and any hiccups that they may encounter. Whether you need to bring an adversarial proceeding against a creditor or you face adversarial proceedings filed by your creditors or a bankruptcy trustee, we will stand by you.

Free Consultation With an Indiana Adverse Proceedings Attorney

As experienced and compassionate bankruptcy lawyers, we are dedicated to helping you through your entire bankruptcy, no matter what challenges you face.

If you face adversary proceedings during your bankruptcy or post-bankruptcy, call 317-894-0626 or fill out the contact form on this website to arrange a free initial consultation with Indiana adversary proceedings lawyer Colby J. Leonard. We have law offices in Indianapolis and Muncie