A proof of claim is a document that a creditor files in a bankruptcy case to assert their right to receive payment from the debtor’s bankruptcy estate. In Utah the bankruptcy proof of claim establishes the creditor’s claim to a share of the debtor’s assets and/or any funds that may become available through the bankruptcy process.
To file a proof of claim, you will need to follow these general steps:
- Obtain the necessary forms: You can obtain the official Proof of Claim form from the bankruptcy court where the case was filed or from their website.
- Complete the form: The Proof of Claim form requires you to provide information about the amount of the debt owed, the basis for the claim, and any collateral that secures the debt.
- Attach any supporting documents: You may need to attach documents such as invoices, contracts, or other evidence of the debt.
- File the form: You will need to file the Proof of Claim form with the bankruptcy court. You can do this in person, by mail, or online (if the court has an electronic filing system).
It’s important to note that there is a deadline for filing a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case. The deadline is typically set by the court and will be listed in the bankruptcy notice you received. You should file your proof of claim before the deadline to ensure that you have the best chance of receiving payment from the bankruptcy estate.
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