Order for Relief [Bankruptcy] Law and Legal Definition
Order for relief refers to an actual court order determining that a debtor is subject to the control of the bankruptcy court. The Bankruptcy Code enables a debtor to obtain a discharge from all debts that arose before the date of the order for relief. A voluntary petition constitutes an order for relief.
The following is an example of a federal law on order for relief:
The commencement of a voluntary case constitutes an order for relief. [11 USCS § 301.
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