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Motion for Relief from Stay

This lesson shows the steps of submitting an Motion for Relief from Stay. The same process can be applied to filing other motions or application.


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

Figure 1


STEP 2     The Bankruptcy Events screen displays. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2

  • Click on the Motions/Applications hyperlink.


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

Figure 3

  • If a case number displays, verify that it is the correct number.
  • If no case number displays, enter the case number in YY-NNNNN format.
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 4     The Event Selection screen displays. (See Figure 4.)

Figure 4

  • Type "rel" into the event search box to narrow the event list and display the Relief from Stay entry.
  • Click on the Relief from Stay entry to get it displayed in the Selected Events box.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 5     The Joint Filing screen will then display. (See Figure 5.)

Figure 5

  • This screen is used only if another attorney of record in this case is joining in a filing.
  • If this is a joint filing, checking the box will list attorneys presently on the case for selection.
  • For this and most other filings, leave box unchecked.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 6     The Select the Party screen will be presented listing all the participants presently on this case. (See Figure 6.)

Figure 6

  • Locate and select the party you represent in the Party Selection List window.
  • If your party not there, use the Add/Create New Party hyperlink.
    (See Search Process for detail.)
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


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

Figure 7

  • See the Browse Process to identify the pdf containing your Relief from Stay motion.
  • Change the Attachments to Document to "Yes" and,
    see the Attachment Process to identify the motion's Proposed Order
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 8     The Receipt screen displays next.. (See Figure 8.)

Figure 8

  •     Leave the Receipt # field blank and click on the Next button to continue.


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

Figure 9

  • Click the down arrow to display the prefix options and select one if appropriate.
  • Note the Attachments: entry verifying that you did upload an additional pdf file.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 10     The Final Docket Text screen will appear. (See Figure 10.

Figure 10

  • Verify the final docket text.
  • If the text is incorrect, go back to previous screen(s) and make corrections.
  • Click on the [Next] button to continue.


STEP 11     The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays. (See Figure 11.)

Figure 11 (upper half of NEF )

  • Clicking on the case number hyperlink on the Notice of Electronic Filing will present the docket report for this case.
  • Clicking on the document number hyperlink will present the PDF image of the application just filed.
  • You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.
  • See the notices information at the bottom indicating which party(s) will be getting paper or email notice.


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