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B-3022-2. FINAL DECREE IN CHAPTER 11 CASES WHERE DEBTOR IS AN INDIVIDUAL

(a)   Application for Final Decree: Payments Completed

If the Debtor in a Chapter 11 case is an individual, and has completed all plan payments, then the Debtor shall file an application for final decree. The application for final decree shall include the percentage paid to general unsecured creditors in the plan. If the Debtor is otherwise eligible, the Court shall issue a discharge as soon as practicable.

(b)  Request for Discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 1141(d)(5)(B)

If a discharge is sought under 11 U.S.C. § 1141(d)(5)(B), the Debtor shall request entry of discharge by filing a motion for discharge, which shall be a contested matter governed by Fed.R.Bankr.P. 9014. If the motion is granted, and if the Debtor is otherwise eligible, the Clerk shall issue the discharge and the final decree, and close the case.

(c)  Closing Case Before Plan Payments Completed

If the Debtor proposes to close the case before plan payments have been completed, and intends to reopen the case after plan completion to obtain a discharge, then the Debtor shall file a motion to close the case and include in that motion a statement of the Debtor’s intent to reopen. If such documentation is provided, the Clerk shall not issue the Notice of No Discharge as required by Fed.R.Bankr.P. 4006 or the final decree at the time the case is closed. Upon the filing of a motion to reopen, the Debtor shall be required to pay any fees due for reopening the case. After reopening, the Debtor shall file the Application for Final Decree and supporting documentation as required in subparagraph (a).