Motion to Extend Time to File Miscellaneous Documents / Installment Payment



How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Extend Time to File Miscellaneous Documents/Installment Payment, Motion to


Things to be aware of when filing: This generic extension event should only be used if there is no specific extension event available. (See list of available events below.)



General Information


Pursuant to local rule 9010-1, each attorney representing a party must file a separate appearance for such party. Only those attorneys who have filed an appearance in a pending action shall be entitled to receive service of case documents. Each appearance must be filed as a separate event and failure to file an appearance may result in a Notice of Deficient Filing or other action from the court.


Follow this procedure only to address the need for an extension of time in circumstances not listed below. Your motion will be considered deficient if the correct event is not utilized.


Motion to Extend Time for Credit Counseling

Motion to Extend Time to File Adversary Documents or Notice of Extension of Time to File

Motion to Extend Time to File Initial Documents (Schedules, Plan, Etc.)

Motion to Extend Time to File Complaint

Motion to Extend Exclusivity Period

Motion to Extend Automatic Stay

Motion for Extension of Time to File Transcript

Motion to Defer Discharge


Chapter 11 small business cases:

A request to extend the 180-day exclusivity period, the 300-day period in which a plan and disclosure statement must be filed, or the 45-day period in which confirmation must be obtained may be made by following the instructions below. However, note that the Motion must be filed and the order entered before expiration of the deadline.



Filing Requirements



Step by Step Instructions


1. Log into CM/ECF


2. Select Bankruptcy > Motions,  Applications &  Briefs


3. Enter the case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next


4. Select Extend Time to File Miscellaneous Documents/Installment Payment, Motion to from the event list. Click Next


5. Select appropriate radio button to indicate whether or not the Motion you are filing is amended.


6. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney, click Next.


7. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next


NOTE: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.


8. Select the party filer.  If the party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party. Click Next


Note: The "Attorney/Party Association” screen may appear. If your party selection was correct, check the box to create an association and click Next.


9. Browse to select the Motion (pdf file).  Click Next


10. If filing on an installment fee case, you are asked if you are seeking to extend the time to pay an installment. Select the appropriate radio button and click Next. If you selected Yes, skip to step 15.


11. Check box Refer to existing event(s)? and click Next


12. Click Next


13. Check box next to document to which the Motion to Extend Time relates and click Next


14. Enter name of document you need extended time to file.


15. If you indicated in step 5 that you are filing an amended motion, all pending motions on the docket are also displayed. Select the motion that is being amended.


16. Click Next


17. Enter additional text, if desired, and/or select prefix text and click Next


Note: The prefix text option is not available if you indicated in Step 5 that the Motion you are filing is amended. The additional text option is not always available.


18. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit and to review Notice of Electronic Filing.



Curing a Deficient Filing

If the Motion is deficient: You may need to file the motion utilizing a specific ECF event. Please see the list detailed under General Information for a list of these events. If the correct event was used, a corrected motion, using ECF event Extend Time to File, fixing deficient items, must be filed prior to the deficiency deadline or the original filing may be stricken by the court.