What do my bankruptcy discharge papers look like?
One of the primary goals of bankruptcy is obtaining a discharge of all of your dischargeable debts. We have already discussed when the discharge order should be issued (i.e., approximately 120 days from the day you file bankruptcy). A lot of people have asked us, “what do the bankruptcy discharge papers actually look like.” It seems a little underwhelming, but the discharge order is actually just a few sentences and reads:
DISCHARGE OF DEBTOR
It appearing that the debtor is entitled to a discharge,
IT IS ORDERED:
The debtor is granted a discharge under section 727 of title 11, United States Code, (the Bankruptcy Code).
However, accompanying the order is a lot of other important information. For example, there are a few paragraphs discussing collection of discharged debts; debts that are discharged; and debts that are no discharged.
Here is an example of the discharge order and accompanying “IMPORTANT INFORMATION”