objection to dischargeability: A
trustee’s or creditor’s objection to the debtor being released
from personal liability for certain dischargeable debts. Common
reasons include allegations that the debt to be discharged was
incurred by false pretenses or that debt arose because of the
debtor’s fraud while acting as a fiduciary.
objection to exemptions: A trustee’s
or creditor’s objection to the debtor’s attempt to claim
certain property as exempt from liquidation by the trustee to
party in interest: A party who has
standing to be heard by the court in a matter to be decided in the
bankruptcy case. The debtor, the U.S. trustee or bankruptcy
administrator, the case trustee and creditors are parties in
interest for most matters.
petition preparer: A business not
authorized to practice law that prepares bankruptcy petitions.