Response to Objection to Claim

Official Procedure Last Change June 2, 2017

Response to Objection to Claim

How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Claims > Claim Events > Response to Objection to Claim(s)

  • 11 USC 502(a, b)
  • FRBP 3007

General Information

  • If a party has filed an objection to claim, the affected claimant has 30 days in which to file a response if they do not agree with the objection.
  • If no such response is filed, the court may enter an order upholding the objection. If a response is filed, a hearing may be set.

Filing Requirements

  • If more than one objection has been filed to the claim, separate responses must be filed to each objection.
  • The Response must be signed by the filing party.
  • A Certificate of Service must be included certifying that the Response was served on the debtor or debtor's attorney, the Trustee, and the US Trustee.
  • If the moving party is represented by an attorney, an appearance must be filed as a separate event.
  • A proposed order must be uploaded

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Claims > Claim Events.

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

4. Select Response to Objection to Claim(s) from the event list and click Next.

5. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney, click Next. If jointly filing, select additional attorneys, click Next.

6. Select the party filer. If the party is not listed, or cannot be selected, view instructions on adding a 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.

7. Browse to attach the document to be filed (pdf file). Click Next.

8. Select the objection to claim to which you are responding and click Next. Note that only one objection should be selected - if there is more than objection to the claim, you will need to file separate responses to each objection.

9. Select prefix text, if applicable, and click Next.

10. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit.

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.