Involuntary Case Opening

Click on the Bankruptcy hyperlink on the CM/ECF Main Menu Bar.

The BANKRUPTCY EVENTS screen displays.

Click Open an Involuntary Case hyperlink.

  • Select Chapter type.

  • Click Next.

  • Search for a debtor, if not found add/create new party.

  • Click Submit.

  • Search for a petitioning creditor, if not found add/create new party.

  • Click Submit.

  • Check the box next to the user opening the case is the filing attorney for this party.

  • Click Submit.

  • Search for additional petitioning creditors, if none click End petitioning creditor selection.

  • System will display the Divisional Office assignment.

  • Click Next.

  • System will display STATISTICAL DATA click appropriate boxes.

  • Click Next.

  • Select Nature of debt.

  • Click Next.

  • Select browse to associate the pdf.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Next.

  • Review final docket text.

  • Click Next.

Manual Chapter: 
Case Opening - Bankruptcy