What is an adversary proceeding?

An adversary proceeding is a contested matter that will require a determination by the Bankruptcy Judge. In an adversary proceeding, evidence may be introduced and parties are permitted to take discovery and subpoena witnesses. An adversary proceeding is a separate action in conjunction with a main bankruptcy case. Adversary proceedings may be brought for judicial determinations as to non-dischargeability of certain debts, fraudulent transfers, preference payments, etc.

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