Motion to Extend Time

This event is programmed in CM/ECF to automatically transmit statistical information 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. 

This event contains 5 radio button options to Extend Automatic Stay, Time to Object to Discharge, Time to File Missing Schedules, Time to Appeal Under Rule 8002(c), Extend time for Other Reasons. Other related forms are available on our site under FormsRecommended Forms and Orders- (1) Order Extending Debtor's Exclusive Time to File Plan, (2) Order Re: Extension of Time to File Schedules, (3) Order Extending Time to File Complaint Objecting to Discharge

For instructions on filing a Motion to Extend Time in an adversary case, click here.

STEP 1           Click on Bankruptcy

STEP 2           Click on Motions/Applications

STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4           Select Extend Time 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 appropriate reason for extension and click [NEXT]:

  • Automatic Stay

  • Time to Object to Discharge

  • Time to File Missing Schedules

  • Time to Appeal Under Rule 8002(c)

  • Extend Time for Other Reasons Click [NEXT]

STEP 9          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 10        If you selected Time to File Missing Schedules, then on the next screen, select the event this refers back to.

If you selected Other, a variable box will display Extend What.

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 Extend [radio button option].  Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client.  Hearing scheduled for [date, time, location]. (test atty) 

STEP 13         Notice of Electronic Filing displays.