Definition of Bankruptcy court
Bankruptcy court is the United States federal court system which has original jurisdiction in all bankruptcy cases (process to manage debts under court protection for the debtor) taking place in the country. It is, therefore, a court that is a unit of a federal District Court.
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to establish «uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.” The Bankruptcy courts were created by Congress by the (1898) Bankruptcy Act.
Each bankruptcy courts covers a number of U.S. counties. In each U.S. State exists several bankruptcy courts.
Discharge in Bankruptcy
Trustee in Bankruptcy