Amended Schedules (fee) - Use for All Amended Schedules

See also, Forms - Local Mandatory Forms - Amendment to Schedule D, E, F or List of Creditors

A list of creditors in .pdf format must be uploaded as an attachment to the amendment.  See STEP 7 below.   Uploading the list of creditors does not add the creditors to the court's database.  E:Filers must add new creditors using the Add New Creditor link in this event or e:file the .txt file using Upload a Creditor Matrix File found under Creditor Maintenance.   DNJ LBR 1009-1 addresses  amendments to lists and schedules and verification by debtor(s).  DNJ LBR 1007-2 addresses matrix requirements.

There is a fee for amending Schedules D, E, F and the List of Creditors (Matrix).  However, if the purpose of amending Schedules D, E, F or the List of Creditors is to simply change the address of a listed creditor or add the name and address of an attorney for a listed creditor, no fee will be charged.  See STEP 10 below.


STEP 1           Choose Bankruptcy from main menu

STEP 2           Choose Misc Events category

STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4           Select Amended Schedules (fee) from the drop down list; click [NEXT]

STEP 5           If this is a joint filing, place a check in the box and click [NEXT].  If this is not a joint filing; click [NEXT] to skip this screen.

STEP 6           Select a party or click [ADD/CREATE NEW PARTY]; click [NEXT]

TIP - If this is the first time you are appearing on behalf of this party, you will be asked to create an association between the attorney and client on the next screen as shown below:

Please be aware that unchecking the association check box will prevent you from receiving Notices of Electronic Filing in this case.

STEP 7          Upload the .pdf file and any attachments.  If appropriate, use the court's Amendment form.  A creditor matrix in .pdf format containing only new creditors must be uploaded as an attachment; click [NEXT]

TIP - After Browsing your files, open and review your file to be sure that you are uploading the correct .pdf.  To do this, right click on the file name and select open from the pop up menu.

TIP - If you upload the wrong .pdf and you notice the error while still on this screen, highlight the file name and click Remove from List

STEP 8          Place a check in the box next to each schedule being amended; click [NEXT]

STEP 9          If you are amending any of the following schedules: A, B, D, E, F, I, J, or Form 22 the Summary of Schedules screen will display   Enter the amount(s)  in the appropriate field(s).  DO NOT overwrite an amount unless the amount is being changed; click [NEXT]

STEP 10        If you are amending Schedules D, E or F, a screen will display, "Are you changing an address of a previously listed creditor or adding an attorney for a previously listed creditor ONLY?"   Select the appropriate radio button; click [NEXT]

If you selected Yes, no fee is due.

If you selected No, a screen will display confirming the $26.00 fee.

STEP 11a     User is presented with opportunity to add new creditors using this link. If this case contains Creditors, a message will display "Case already contains creditors!"

Place a check in the box Add New Creditors(s). Click [NEXT] to manually enter the individual creditor(s). If you are adding multiple creditors, you may skip this Step and use Creditor Maintenance - Upload a Creditor Matrix File.

STEP 11b     To manually add the creditor(s), follow the guidance on this screen regarding the number of characters and lines.  Leave the Creditor Type defaulted to creditor.  If there is a Creditors Committee, select the Yes radio button; click [NEXT].

*See also Automated Uploading of Creditors at the end of this document*

STEP 12        Confirm case information; click [NEXT]

STEP 13        Docket text appears; review for accuracy, modify if appropriate; click [NEXT]

TIP - Text of docket entry cannot be modified from this screen.  If an error is made, abort the transaction and begin again.

SAMPLE DOCKET TEXT

Amended Schedule(s) B,C,D,E,F. Fee amount $26. Filed by Test Attorney  on behalf of Test Client. (Test Atty)

STEP 14        If the $26.00 fee is applicable, a Summary of Current Charges screen displays.  (If you do not see this screen, it is likely blocked by your pop-up blocker program and you must take the appropriate steps to allow this pop-up).    Select Pay Now or Continue Filing.  Do not close this screen by simply clicking the X in the upper right corner.

1.  If you select Pay Now, be sure to print for your records the payment confirmation screen which contains a receipt number for this transaction.

2.  If you select Continue Filing, please note that it is the court's policy that fees be paid at the time of the filing.  Failure to pay the fee will result in an e:mail reminder that the fee is due.  If the fee remains unpaid for 3 days, you will be locked out of the CM/ECF system.  The only option available to you during lock out is Internet Payments Due.  Once the fee is paid, your e:filing privileges will be restored.

STEP 15        Notice of Electronic Filing displays

AUTOMATED UPLOADING OF CREDITORS

For more information, see Specifications For Submitting Scheduled Creditors.

STEP 1           Choose  Bankruptcy from main menu

STEP 2           Choose Creditor Maintenance category

STEP 3           Choose Upload a Creditor Matrix File

STEP 4           Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 5           Upload the text (.txt) file; click [NEXT]

STEP 6           The number of creditors contained in the file displays; if correct click [SUBMIT]

STEP 7           Creditors Receipt screen displays with links to File a Proof of Claim and Return to Creditor Maintenance Menu