Businesses and individuals who file bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code may receive a discharge of their debt. For all debtors, the Chapter 11 plan, once confirmed by the Court, creates new obligations which take the place of the old obligations. For individual debtors, the court will not enter an order discharge the debts until the plan is successfully completed and debtors have complied with the requirements of the Bankruptcy Code. For both businesses and individuals, there are circumstances which may bar the discharge of some or all debts. The assistance of a bankruptcy attorney will help ensure a successful bankruptcy case and an eventual discharge of indebtedness.