When people think of bankruptcy law, they typically think just of the common Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing types. In many cases, however, there can also be litigation involved, which needs to be handled correctly in order to avoid problems. In addition, it may be necessary to appeal the results of a personal or business bankruptcy case if you feel you have not been treated fairly or you are unable to meet the repayment plan and other expectations that come with a finished bankruptcy.
For both litigation and appeals cases, The Law Offices of B. David Sisson has the experience needed to help you come out on the other side, debt-free and ready to live a better life.
David Sisson, the founder of the firm, has been certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and has been helping people file for bankruptcy and through every other aspect of this area of law since 1990.
Whether you are an individual consumer, a small business, or even a creditor, he is here to help ensure you get fair and just results from any type of bankruptcy case, following the bankruptcy code and state codes that may apply to your case.
Going through bankruptcy can be stressful, especially as part of a business reorganization, but it is all worth it once the process is completed. The bankruptcy process isn’t complete, however, until any involved litigation or appeals are completed as well. Whether you’re currently in bankruptcy, or you thought you had it behind you, we are here to help.
Our law offices can help you to work through creditor lawsuits, disputes over the dischargeability of certain types of debts, determining the value of assets, handling proof of claims disputes, and any type of bankruptcy appeal.
In many types of bankruptcy cases, a trustee is appointed to ensure everything is handled according to the court orders. We have the knowledge and experience needed to work directly with trustees to ensure everything is done in accordance with the Bankruptcy Code, so you can be sure that you are being dealt with fairly. This includes completing investigations of debtors, evaluating creditor claims, assessing values, and more.
While we typically don’t represent creditors in bankruptcy cases, there are certain exceptions. For example, after a divorce, you may realize that you paid for an expense that was not a family expense, a personal expense that your former spouse should be responsible for. In these situations, you would be considered the creditor, and your ex would be the debtor. In many cases, people going through a divorce will file for bankruptcy to try to avoid discharging those debts to their former partner. You will need an experienced attorney to help represent you through the process in order to collect the money owed, especially if your ex is filing for bankruptcy. Let us help you navigate through this very complex situation so you get a fair resolution and your money back.
Even if you thought that your bankruptcy was completed only to find out there is further litigation—or even an appeal—it is important that you don’t lose sight of the goals. Attorney David Sisson can help you throughout this process, even if he wasn’t your attorney during your bankruptcy. Reach out to us to discuss your situation and see how we can assist.
Bankruptcy can be a very powerful tool to save your business (with some differences in case of Sole proprietorships), and reorganization plans post-bankruptcy should include a manageable repayment plan, lower interest rates, and cessation of collection activity. If these are not fair or satisfactory, you can always be the one to appeal - let us help you get the fair bankruptcy terms your business deserves and needs to stay afloat.