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[].