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:


It appearing that the debtor is entitled to a discharge,


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”