informal proof of claim
- A document from a creditor requesting payment of an owed amount, with an intent to make the debtor's bankruptcy estate responsible, but it doesn't follow the format mandated in the Bankruptcy Code for proofs of claim
- The creditor submitted an informal proof of claim to request payment from the debtor's bankruptcy estate.
- Although the informal proof of claim didn't meet the Bankruptcy Code's format requirements, the creditor hoped it would be accepted.
- The debtor's attorney requested more time to respond to the informal proof of claim lodged by the creditor.