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


How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Extend Time to File Initial Documents (Schedules, Plan, Pay Advices, Etc.), Motion to


Things to be aware of when filing: For a second or subsequent request for extension of time, a certificate of service must be included that complies with FRBP 1007(c).



FRBP: 1007(c), (f)

S. D. Ind. B-1007-1(c)

General Information


Filing Requirements


Step-by-Step Procedures

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 Initial Documents (Schedules, Plan, Pay Advices, Etc.), 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. Check box Refer to existing event(s), click Next


11. Click Next


12. Check appropriate box(es) to which the current event relates, click Next


13. Check all appropriate box(es) to specify which items require additional time, click Next. If the specific item is not detailed, also check the box for Miscellaneous documents required with initial bankruptcy filing, click Next, and type the specific document(s) in the field provided, click Next


14. Chapter 7 cases: Objection date is displayed. Click Next to proceed, unless all pending motions are also displayed (see step 15 if this is the case).


15. If you indicated that you are filing an amended motion, all pending motions on the docket are displayed. Select the motion that is being amended and click Next


16. 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.


17. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click Next to submit your document(s).


Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.



Curing a Deficient Filing

If the Motion is deficient: A Corrected Motion, fixing deficient items, must be filed prior to the deficiency deadline using the instructions above, or the original motion may be stricken from the record