The Bankruptcy Code is the statutory starting point for understanding the post petition rights, liabilities and obligations of bankruptcy creditors. The statutory materials linked to below include the sections of the Bankruptcy Code that are repeatedly referred to in the various articles on this website.
Other state and federal laws also are important to interpreting and understanding the sections of the Bankruptcy Code. The Bankruptcy Code, and especially several sections directly affecting bankruptcy creditors, often relies on statutes outside of the Bankruptcy Code for the meaning of terms and to define certain substantive rights that continued to be recognized even after a bankruptcy filing.
We have annotated the text of certain of the included statutory materials with burbageweddell comments and observations. These comments are boxed or bracketed. While we hope these comments are useful, they are not part of the statutes.