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What are my options to recoup deposit money paid to a restaurant

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for my daughters wedding reception...
What are my options to recoup deposit money paid to a restaurant for my daughters wedding reception. The restaurant has filed for bankrupcy and I am out of a venue, and it seems my downpayment as well. (Total amount paid = $7000.00)
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You can file a proof of claim in the bankruptcy. If there are assets to be liquidated, you would get a percentage of them.
You may also have the option to file an adversary objection in the bankrutpcy case to determine your debt to be non-dischargeable. You would need to show that your debt would qualify, possibly for wrongful conversion of the funds, or for fraud in the application etc. Bring your contract to a local attorney and they can review the options you have, along with the possible objections under the bankruptcy code that you can try to claim.
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