Motion to Split
Last Updated: December 19, 2012
A joint case must be split
when one debtor converts
to another chapter and the other debtor continues
It is not necessary to split a
case when one debtor is discharged, dismissed, waives discharge,
is denied discharge or when one debtor is dismissed and the other
Motion to Split should be filed before the Motion to Convert
is filed. When the Motion to Split and the Motion to Convert
are combined into one document, the filer can hold Ctrl and
click to select [Split Chapter xx Case] AND [Convert
Case to Chapter xx]. When the case is split, the clerk's
office will redocket the Motion to Convert in the correct
new (additional) case will be entered in CM/ECF by the clerk's
office. The debtor converting to a new chapter will be assigned
the new case number unless the order states differently.
Log into CM/ECF.
[Bankruptcy > Motions/Applications].
Enter the case number (e.g,
[Split Chapter xx Case]
from the event list.
Note: When the Motion
to Split and the Motion to Convert are combined into one document,
hold Ctrl and click to select [Split
Chapter xx Case] AND [Convert
Case to Chapter xx]. When the case is split,
the clerk's office will redocket the Motion to Convert in
the correct case.
the party filer. If the party is not listed, click on .
Note: The may appear. If your party selection was correct,
check the box to create an association.
"y or n" if the proof of service is included with
to select the
Motion (.pdf file).
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
to this document. The Motion must
be the first document in your PDF.
the text as appropriate.
the final docket text; if correct, click [Next]
to submit your document(s).
displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice
are immediately emailed to all participants who receive electronic
notification in the case.
Proposed Order. .