Bankruptcy Glossary

Glossary of Commonly Used
Bankruptcy Legal Terms

Automatic Stay

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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Code

Bankruptcy Court

Bankruptcy Estate

Bankruptcy Judge

Bankruptcy Petition

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Subchapter 5 Bankruptcy Case

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Claim

Confirmation

Credit Counseling 

Creditor

Debtor

Defendant

Discharge

Dischargeable Debt

Disclosure Statement

Dismissal

Equity

Exemption 

Insider (of corporate debtor)

Insider (of individual debtor)

Joint Petition

Liquidation

Liquidation Claim

Loan Modification

Means Test

Meeting of Creditors/ 341 Hearing

No-asset Case

Nondischargeable Debt

Party in Interest

Plaintiff

Plan for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Preferential Debt Payment

Prepetition Transfer

Priority Claim

Proof of Claim

Reaffirmation Agreement

Schedules

Secured Creditor

Secured Debt

Statement of Financial Affairs

Statement of Intention

Transfer

Trustee

Unliquidated Claim

Unscheduled Debt

Unsecured Claim

Unsecured Debt

Voluntary Transfer