What is a proof of claim?

Short answer: a form that a creditor fills out and files with the court in a bankruptcy case.

If you are a creditor in a bankruptcy case it is your responsibility to file a proof of claim if you want any chance of recovering any money. The Utah Bankruptcy Court requires that you fill out a form called a “proof of claim”. This document helps the court keep track of creditors and it allows for the trustee to make payments to creditors if there are any assets recovered.

If you are a creditor in a bankruptcy case it is worth the short amount of time that it takes to fill out and file a proof of claim form. It’s pretty easy.

Here is a link for the Utah Bankruptcy Court’s Proof of Claim Instructions.

Here is a link to download a Proof of Claim.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s