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.