11 U.S.C. § 301 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 11. Bankruptcy § 301. Voluntary cases

(a)  A voluntary case under a chapter of this title is commenced by the filing with the bankruptcy court of a petition under such chapter by an entity that may be a debtor under such chapter.

(b)  The commencement of a voluntary case under a chapter of this title constitutes an order for relief under such chapter.

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