First Installment Payment To be used only when IFP denied

This event is used to pay the first installment of the Chapter 7 filing fee when the Request to Waive the Fee is denied. 

STEP 1           Click on Bankruptcy

STEP 2           Click on Misc. Events

STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4           Select First Installment Payment - Ch 7 (Only to be used if IFP Denied); 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 the Party or click Add/Create New Party

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          Confirm case information; click [NEXT]

STEP 8          Enter fee amount in variable box; click [NEXT]

STEP 9          Confirm case information; click [NEXT]      

STEP 10        Docket text displays.  Review for accuracy.  If modification is necessary, abort the transaction and begin again.  Modifications cannot be made on this screen.


First Installment Payment in the amount of [variable box entry] filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. (test atty) 

 STEP 11       You should be presented with a Summary of Current Charges screen.  If you do not get this screen, it is usually due to pop up blocker programs. 

 STEP 12       Select Pay Now or Continue Filing.  DO NOT close this window by clicking on 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 it is the court's policy that all fees be paid by the end of the day. Attorneys with outstanding balances will receive an automated e:mail reminder and will be locked out of CM/ECF if the fee remains outstanding for 3 days.

STEP 13        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.