If a creditor wants to get paid in bankruptcy, it must file a proof of claim with the court. A proof of claim lists information about the debt.
If you are filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should understand what a proof of claim is and what information must be included on it. If you disagree with the information on the proof of claim, you can object. And in some cases, if a creditor fails to file a proof of claim, you might want to file one on the creditor's behalf.
Below you can learn more about proofs of claim of bankruptcy.
Types of Creditor Claims in Bankruptcy: Secured, Unsecured & Priority
Secured, priority, and unsecured nonpriority debts are treated differently in bankruptcy cases. Learn about why they’re classified separately, how they’re treated in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, and what claims might survive.
What Is a Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy?
Information about proofs of claims in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and whether you can object.
Objecting to a Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy
Learn how to challenge a proof of claim in chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.