Such an appeal is possible, but I think the chances of the petitioner winning are probably slim. The bankruptcy judge is given more than a little lee way to oversee the process as he or she thinks fit, and I can't imagine that a two year ban was handed out unless there was something seriously wrong going on.
You list your creditors on your petition, and the court sends out notices. You don't do it unless you add creditors later, after the initial filing of the petition.
Though I hope you have a lawyer to help you....
First question- "bankrupting" your corporation would probably do little good, a corporation can't have it's debts discharged (wiped out) only liquidated, and you could probably just liquidate it yourself without the bankruptcy court getting involved.
As for the rest, you need to seek a bankruptcy attorney in your area. The answer would depend on California's bankruptcy exemptions and your over all situation. Good luck.
Was he served with the complaint you filed in Supreme Court? He doesn't have to "sign" anything. The person that serves him has to sign an affidavit that service was made.
And if you say you can't afford a lawyer, i doubt that's the case. Why can't you bring an motion against him to pay your costs (I am sure he is not living in St. Lucia without money). or find an attorney to work with you.
I'm not a CA attorney, but i think you are asking questions that no one here will really be able to help much with---how much you will be able to eventually collect with is very difficult to say. As a general rule, of course, changing a firm 's name doesn't shield it from much of anything, though you also have to be concerned whether the attorney/firm was insured at all, or they have significant assets at all?
If you are asking this question, I am thinking your husband has no idea of how he is going to make his case...and if so (other than hoping for the possibility of a settlement) being pro se is likely a poor idea.