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We serve businesses and individuals in Indiana and Michigan in the areas of Litigation, Estate Planning, Business Law, Bankruptcy, Family Law and Real Estate.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Times are tight, and you or your business just can’t pay the bills. There are likely many thoughts running through your mind about how to preserve what you have and prevent further loss. One idea may be to file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can help give you a fresh financial start.

But bankruptcy isn’t easy, and the extensive bankruptcy code and the legal jargon it uses only add to the difficulty. But never fear: the bankruptcy lawyers at Jones Obenchain are here to help. We’ll help you analyze your financial situation, understand the various kinds of bankruptcy, assess the risks, costs, and benefits of filing bankruptcy, and answer your questions about what you’ll have to part with and what you can keep.

Our bankruptcy lawyers are very good at what they do. In fact, our lawyers have experience working bankruptcy cases on behalf of debtors, creditors, and as bankruptcy trustee. What does this mean for you? It means that we’ll put our knowledge from both sides of the bankruptcy coin—and from helping hundreds and hundreds of others like you—to work, ensuring you know exactly what to expect. That way, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made the best choices for you or your business. Give us a call to put our diverse expertise and experience to work for you!

Bankruptcy Litigation

So you’re involved in a bankruptcy-court case. This could take many forms, including litigation involving the discharge of a debtor’s debt, preference funds paid to a creditor before a debtor filed bankruptcy, disputed ownership of property, and the halting of a creditor’s attempts to collect on a debt in automatic-stay litigation.

Bankruptcy litigation can be frustrating and the rules that apply elsewhere don’t always apply. But no matter what situation you find yourself in, whether you’re the debtor, creditor, or even just a party to turnover litigation, we’re here for you. In addition to working for both creditors and debtors, we have intimate knowledge of the bankruptcy process. One of our partners is even a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. So we can predict what the other side is planning and help you achieve the best possible solution.

Our unique perspective gives you a leg up in bankruptcy litigation. And because bankruptcy litigation is so complex, you need reliable, expert counsel on your side. You can count on us to bring a comprehensive approach to every case and walk with you every step of the way to quickly bring your case to a close. Contact us to find out how our unique approach can benefit you!

Creditor’s Rights

Someone who owes you money just filed bankruptcy. Now what? There are many questions to sift through, like should you file a claim or still try to collect the debt? Should you continue doing business with a company in bankruptcy? Can you get your product back? What if the debtor defrauded you? Should you join the creditor’s committee? And what does that do, anyway?

You have a lot of questions. Our creditors’-rights attorneys have answers. With decades of experience in bankruptcy from both sides of the aisle, we’ve covered any and every creditors’-rights issue out there. This perspective gives us a unique approach to each and every case we take, providing our clients with a competitive edge both in and out of the courtroom.

Because there are so many questions and potential avenues, we go the extra mile—every time—to make sure that you’re well-versed in all of them. Contact us to find out what your rights are.

Workouts

Sometimes going to bankruptcy court is not the best option to handle your debt. That’s where a workout comes in. A workout helps manage and restructure your debt through negotiations with creditors and is an alternative to a chapter 7, 11, or 13 filing.

If you or your business don’t have many creditors, are on good terms with them, and if your debt and business structure are relatively straightforward, then a workout may be possible. If this is not the case for all of your creditors, you may be able to work out some debts before resorting to filing bankruptcy.

Regardless of the situation, we’ll help you determine if a workout is the best move for you and then help you navigate negotiations with creditors. Our bankruptcy lawyers will handle your workout with the well-rounded practice you’ve come to expect from a full-service law firm. And you can rely on extensive experience that comes from approaching bankruptcy from both sides. We’ll apply the same know-how and attention to detail to your workout as we would to a chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy case.