Act of Bankruptcy


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Act of Bankruptcy

An action by a debtor that can be a basis for creditors to file a bankruptcy petition against the debtor. Examples of such actions are concealing assets, defrauding creditors, favoring one creditor over another, or admitting in written a willingness to be adjudged bankrupt.

Act of Bankruptcy

An involuntary admission of bankruptcy by a debtor. In general, going into default and consistently missing payments may be considered acts of bankruptcy. Before 1978 in the United States, an act of bankruptcy involved the transfer of assets to another party with the intent to defraud creditors, but this is no longer the case. Upon committing an act of bankruptcy, creditors have the ability to petition to force the debtor into legal bankruptcy.