Motion to Expunge/Reduce/Modify/Object to Claims

If you are objecting to a claim, this information will be transmitted automatically to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts pursuant to statutory mandates of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).  Please be sure this is the most appropriate event for the pleading you are filing.

STEP 1          Click on Bankruptcy

STEP 2          Click on Motions/Applications

STEP 3          Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4          Select Expunge Claims/Reduce Claims/Modify Claims/Object To Claims from 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 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          Upload the .pdf document; click [NEXT]

TIP - Supporting documents such as a Certificate of Service or a Proposed Order should be uploaded as an attachment to the main pleading.

STEP 8          Select from check boxes below for what the motion refers to:

  • Modify Claims
  • Reduce Claims
  • Expunge Claims
  • Expunge ClaimsObject to Claims - selecting this option will transmit information to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts pursuant to statutory mandates of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).  Click [NEXT]

STEP 9a        Complete Variable box with Name of creditor whose claim is involved

STEP 9b        Complete Variable Box with Claim number of Creditor Whose Claim is Involved; click [NEXT]

STEP 10        A Hearing Information screen displays.  Use the Click Here link to find the judge's hearing dates. Enter a date, time and location; click [NEXT]

STEP 11        Confirm case information; click [NEXT]

STEP 12        Docket text displays.  Review for accuracy.  If modification is necessary, abort the transaction and begin again.  Modifications cannot be made on this screen.


Motion to [checkbox selection] of Name of Creditor Whose Claim is Involved filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client.  Hearing scheduled for [date, time, location]. (test atty)

STEP 13         Notice of Electronic Filing displays.