Motion to Impose Automatic Stay

Last Updated: April 2, 2013



  1. A single or joint case is filed under chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13;

  2. That same individual had two or more single or joint cases that were pending within the preceding 1-year period;

  3. Those prior cases were dismissed; and

  4. The current case filed is not a Chapter 11, 12 or 13 case that is being refiled after dismissal under Section 707(b)

Section 362(c)(4) applies and the stay will not go into effect in debtor's current case.

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 [Impose Automatic Stay] from the event list.

  5. Skip the Joint Filing screen.

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

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

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

    Note:  The Motion and Proof of Service may be a single PDF; or 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. Browse to select the Motion (.pdf file).

  9. Modify the text as appropriate.

  10. 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.

  11. Submit proposed order.  Instructions.






    11 U.S.C.: 362(c)(4)