Title 11 of the United States Code

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Title 11 of the United States Code, also known as the United States Bankruptcy Code, is the source of bankruptcy law in the United States Code.[1]


Title 11 is subdivided into nine chapters. It used to include more chapters, but some of them have since been repealed in their entirety. The nine chapters are:[2]

  • Chapter 1 - General Provisions
  • Chapter 3 - Case Administration
  • Chapter 5 - Creditors, the Debtor and the Estate
  • Chapter 7 - Liquidation
  • Chapter 9 - Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality
  • Chapter 11 - Reorganization
  • Chapter 12 - Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Fisherman with Regular Annual Income
  • Chapter 13 - Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income
  • Chapter 15 - Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases


Further reading[edit]

United States Bankruptcy Code; 2016 Edition. ISBN 9781942842033. 

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