Motion to Extend Time

This procedure explains how to docket a Motion to Extend Time, in this example to complete petition, on behalf of the debtor(s) with an attached Proposed Order.

       STEP 1     Click the Bankruptcy hypertext link on the CM/ECF Main Menu. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1.


        STEP 2     The Bankruptcy Events Menu will display. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2.

  • Click the Motions/Applications hyperlink.


        STEP 3     The Case number prompt screen displays. (See Figure 3.)

Figure 3.

  • Enter the case number, including the hyphen.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.

NOTE: You may use youe browser's [Back] button to verify former screens until the final submission.


        STEP 4     The Document/Event selection screen displays next. (See Figure 4.)

Figure 4.

Note: As always, first verify the case number and/or name to insure you are in the correct case.

  • Type "ext" in the event search box so you can see the Extend Time event.
  • Click on the Extend Time event to display in the Selected Events box.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


        STEP 5     The Joint Filing with other attorney screen displays. (See Figure 5.)

Figure 5.

  • The box would be checked only if another attorney is joining in a filing. If this were a joint filing, would be presented with a pick list of attorneys on the case to select as joint filer(s). For this example, leave un-checked.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue. 


        STEP 6     The Select the Party screen displays. (See Figure 6.)

Figure 6.

  • Select the debtors as the filers of the Motion to Extend Time. Press down the Control Key (the Ctrl key) to select the second debtor in a joint case. If the motion is filed on behalf of a creditor, select accordingly.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


        STEP 7     The Select the pdf file screen displays. (See Figure 7.)

Figure 7.

  • See the Browse Process for details on identifying the pdf file containing the motion.
  • Change the Attachments to Document to Yes
  • Click on the Next button to proceed to the Attachment Process.

See the Attachment Process module for details on this process.

  • Once the file containing the Proposed Order is selected, click the Next button.


        STEP 8     The Modify Docket Text screen appears. (See Figure 8.)

 Figure 8.

  • If appropriate, choose a prefix such as Emergency from the Prefix list.
  • Enhance filing with a brief description of the reason(s) for the extension -
    in this example, it is "to file schedules>".
  • Verify the docket references Attachments representing your Proposed Order.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 9     The Final Docket Text screen displays. (See Figure 9.)

 Figure 9.


  • Carefully verify the final docket text. This is your last chance to change this entry before addition to the case.
  • Note the enhanced text now appears in italics.
  • If the docket text is incorrect, use the browser's [Back] button to find the screen to be modified.
  • To abort or restart the transaction, click the Bankruptcy hyperlink on the Menu Bar.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


        STEP 10     The Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) screen displays. (See Figure 10.)

  Figure 10.

  • Clicking on the case number hyperlink on the NEF will present the docket report for this case.
  • Clicking on the document number hyperlink will present the PDF image of the petition just filed.
  • Attorney users will be presented with a PACER login screen to access these features.
  • To print a copy of this receipt click the browser [Print] icon. 
  • The NEF is also accessible as an option from the Docket Report. However, PACER will charge an access fee.


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