N.Y. Debtor & Creditor Law Section 53
Consent of creditors to be annexed


The petitioner must annex to his petition one or more written instruments, executed by one or more of his creditors, residing in the United States, having debts owing to him or them in good faith, then due or thereafter to become due, which amount to not less than two-thirds of all the debts, owing by the petitioner to creditors residing within the United States. Each instrument must be to the effect, that the person or corporation, executing it, consents to the discharge of the petitioner from his debts, upon his complying with the provisions of this article.

Source: Section 53 — Consent of creditors to be annexed, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/DCD/53 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Who may be discharged
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To what court application to be made
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Contents of petition
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Consent of creditors to be annexed
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Consent of executor, administrator, receiver, or trustee
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Consent of corporation or joint-stock association
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Consent of partnership
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Effect of consent where petitioner is a joint debtor
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Consent of purchaser or assignee of debt
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Consenting creditor must relinquish security
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Penalty if creditor swears falsely
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Affidavit of consenting creditor
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When non-resident creditor to annex accounts and securities
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Petitioner’s schedule
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Petitioner’s affidavit
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Order to show cause
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How order published and served
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Hearing
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Putting cause on calendar
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Opposing creditor to file specifications, and may demand jury trial
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Opposing creditor to file proofs, if not named in schedule
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Proceedings if jurors do not agree
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When insolvent required to produce his non-resident wife
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Examination of insolvent
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When insolvent cannot be discharged
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When assignment to be directed
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Assignment
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Trustees, how designated
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Effect of assignment
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When discharge to be granted
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Order to show cause where trustee refuses to give certificate
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Proceedings upon return of order
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Discharge and other papers to be recorded
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Effect of discharge
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Effect of discharge as to foreign contracts or creditors
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Effect of discharge as to debts to the United States and the state
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Insolvent to be released from imprisonment
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Discharge, when void
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Invalidity may be proved on motion to vacate order of arrest or execution

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 53’s source at nysenate​.gov

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