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”

What do my bankruptcy discharge papers look like?

What do my bankruptcy discharge papers look like?