A Public Information Series of the Bankruptcy Judges Division
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Revised Second Edition
The Discharge in Bankruptcy
What is a discharge in bankruptcy?
When does the discharge occur?
How does the debtor get a
Are all the debtor's debts
discharged or only some?
Does the debtor have a right to a
discharge or can creditors object to the discharge?
Can the debtor receive a second
discharge in a later chapter 7 case?
Can the discharge be revoked?
May the debtor pay a discharged
debt after the bankruptcy case has been concluded?
What can the debtor do if a
creditor attempts to collect a discharged debt after the case is
May an employer terminate a
debtor's employment solely because the person was a debtor or failed to
repay a discharged debt?
Chapter 7. Liquidation Under the
Chapter 13. Individual Debt Adjustment
Chapter 11. Reorganization Under the Bankruptcy Code
Chapter 12. Family Farmer Bankruptcy
Chapter 9. Municipality Bankruptcy
SIPA. Securities Investor Protection Act