What Is the Bankruptcy Code?

The federal bankruptcy law is published in Title 11 of the United States Code, which is one of the series of books containing federal laws. The bankruptcy law is often called the The Bankruptcy Code.

What is the Bankruptcy Code?

Bankruptcy Code. Title 11 of the United States Code governs bankruptcy proceedings. Bankruptcy is a matter of federal law and is, with the exception of exemptions, the same in every state. When federal bankruptcy law conflicts with state law, federal law controls. Bankruptcy Code incorporating changes effective 10/17/05.