The Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy

After you file your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, each of your creditors will most likely file a proof of claim -- a form contains information regarding your debt to the creditor. Creditors cannot get paid unless they file a proof of claim with the court. In some instances in Chapter 7 cases, and in all Chapter 13 cases, you can object to the proof of claim if you don't agree with its contents. 

Below you can learn more about proofs of claim, when you can object, and when you might want to file one on a creditor's behalf.