Order of No Discharge
This order is entered after the Objection to Discharge deadline passes in Chapter 7 cases, or 31 days after the filing of the Notice of Plan Completion in a Chapter 13 case, if:
- the discharge is being withheld because of failure to file Financial Management and/or Motion for Entry of Discharge/Certification of Eligibility, or;
- for Chapter 13 cases only - because of ineligibility due to a prior filing, where an order denying discharge has not been previously entered.
Chapter 12 cases: Financial Management is not required to be filed. Certification of Eligibility and DSO Notice are not required to be filed in non-individual Chapter 12 cases - only the Motion for Entry of Discharge is required.
The Order of No Discharge is not issued if a Motion Objecting to Discharge has been granted.
The Order of No Discharge deems the debtor ineligible to receive a discharge.
Before the order is entered, the debtor may seek further time to file Financial Management and/or Motion for Entry of Discharge/Certification of Eligibility by filing a Motion for Extension of Time. Once the order has been entered, the debtor will also need to file a Motion for Relief from Order of No Discharge along with the missing documents in order to receive a discharge.