Motion for Entry of Discharge

Last Updated: August 2015

If a case is closed without discharge due to the failure for the debtor to file the Financial Management Course Certificate or a certification of domestic support obligations, the debtor must motion the Court to reopen a closed case.  If the motion is granted the debtor may file the certificate and a motion seeking entry of discharge, with a 14 day notice to interested parties.

Filing Requirements:

To File Electronically:

  1. Log into CM/ECF.

  2. Select [Bankruptcy >  Motions/Applications].

  3. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx).

  4. Select [Entry of Discharge] from the event list.

  5. Skip the Joint Filing screen.

  6. Select the party filer.

  7. Enter a "y or n" if the notice and proof of service are included with the motion.

    Note:  The Motion, Notice of Motion, and Proof of Service may be a single PDF; or the Notice, supporting documents, and Proof of Service may be added as attachments to this document. The Motion must be the first document in your PDF..

  8. Enter the date served (Ex. 03/01/2013). Last day to object will be displayed.

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

  10. Modify the text as appropriate.

  11. 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 emailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.






    11 U.S.C.: 727(a)(11); 1328(g)


    FRBP:  5009(b)


    Local Rule 5010-1