Creditors’ Rights

Fort Worth Creditors’ Rights Lawyer


Bankruptcy proceedings involve complex issues such as limiting a creditors’ right to collect the money they are owed. During a bankruptcy proceeding, you need an experienced Fort Worth creditors’ rights attorney at your side who understands your rights and can protect them. Jermaine Watson can defend you not only as a creditor under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code but also in situations where a debtor has not filed for bankruptcy and is in default on their obligations.

As a qualified Fort Worth creditors’ rights attorney, I have represented an assortment of clients including vendors, creditors, and financial institutions. I will guide you through legal proceedings and work alongside you to collect unpaid debts. Whether you need to restructure debt, negotiate, or proceed with litigation with or without bankruptcy court involvement, I will defend your rights.

For insight from an experienced Fort Worth creditors’ rights attorney, please call my office at (817) 877-2861 to discuss your case.


I offer a variety of services based on a creditors’ unique needs. Through my experience as a Texas creditors’ rights lawyer, I understand that your situation is unique and will require a specially tailored approach to secure the best result.

Some of my legal services for creditors include:

  1. Garnishment proceedings through which a third party takes payments from the debtor’s bank account to pay back the creditor.
  2. Involuntary bankruptcy proceedings: this process begins when a creditor feels that they will not get paid back, and so they request bankruptcy to be filed against the debtor. This is different from voluntary bankruptcy because the creditor is the one who initiates the bankruptcy instead of the debtor.
  3. Challenging automatic stays. An automatic stay works to keep creditors from being able to collect what is owed to them while the debtor begins to figure out how to make payments. Challenging an automatic stay could potentially allow creditors to access their money quicker than waiting for the debtor to start making payments.
  4. Negotiating cash offers.
  5. Requesting reaffirmation of debt. By doing this, creditors can show and prove that a debt is owed to them using legal means.
  6. Challenging a discharge of debt: to discharge a debt means to release the debtor from the debt they owe. A creditor can ask that a discharge of debt be challenged and reviewed, giving the creditor another chance to be paid what they’re owed.
  7. Collection Actions in state and federal courts.
  8. Filing claims in bankruptcy court.

With my experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, I have a deep understanding of bankruptcy court operations and how to advance a creditor’s rights in these proceedings. Whether protecting the rights of creditors when bankruptcy is not involved or offering counsel to help Texas creditors avoid having debts owed to them fall within the protection of the bankruptcy court, your interests will be well represented and protected.