An agreement by a debtor to continue paying a dischargeable debt after the bankruptcy, usually for the purpose of keeping collateral or mortgaged property that would otherwise be subject to repossession.
A doubt as to the guilt of an individual that a reasonable person would have at the conclusion of a trial.
A written account of the proceedings in a case, including all pleadings, evidence, and exhibits submitted in the course of the case.
A procedure in a Chapter 7 case whereby a debtor removes a secured creditor’s lien on collateral by paying the creditor the value of the property. The debtor may then retain the property.
A plaintiff’s response to a defendant’s answer containing a counterclaim.
A party rests when he or she has no other evidence to offer.
The act of a court setting aside the decision of a lower court. A reversal is often accompanied by a remand to the lower court for further proceedings.