Adjournment Request Form – Updated 10/1/2015

Please note that the court has updated the Adjourment Request Form that is to be used for motion and confirmation hearings.

The new form is located HERE.

UPDATE: October Disbursement

October disbursement has been reschedule to Monday, October 5, 2015.

Notice to the Bar Re: Adjournment Requests – UPDATED 8/18/2015

Please CLICK HERE for the new Adjournment Request Policy with regard to D.N.J., LBR 5071-1.

Effective immediately, adjournment requests for Confirmation Hearings or Motions are to be filed with the Trustee’s office using the online document filing system at www.13documents.com.

CLICK HERE to download the new Adjournment Request Form from the court’s website.

NOTE: FOR 341 ADJOURNMENTS, CLICK HERE to download the form, complete it, and upload it using the online document filing system at www.13documents.com.

Filing instructions:

1. Download and complete the form (enter ALL information including the date to which you would like the matter adjourned)
2. Save it as a PDF file
3. Go to www.13documents.com to upload the completed form to the Trustee’s office (you must sign up for access if you have not already done so) — BE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT DOCUMENT TYPE
4. FOR CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND MOTIONS: Wait for the CM/ECF notice indicating whether or not the hearing was adjourned and, if it was adjourned, the new date and time, which may be different from the date requested
5. FOR 341 HEARINGS: You will receive a notification from the Trustee’s office as to whether or not the hearing has been adjourned within three (3) business days.

PLEASE NOTE that FOR CONFIRMATION HEARING AND MOTION ADJOURNMENT REQUESTS you WILL NOT receive any direct notification from the Trustee’s office (via email, regular mail, or telephone) that the adjournment request has been granted or denied. You will receive notification via CM/ECF when the adjournment request is processed and filed.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION VIA CM/ECF AND YOU DO NOT SEE THE ADJOURNMENT REQUEST FILED ON PACER, YOU MUST ATTEND THE HEARING.

NEW! Adjournment Request Forms

New adjournment request forms have been posted under the FORMS menu.

These forms are REQUIRED for any case for which a 341(a) Meeting or Confirmation adjournment is requested.

The forms are designed to be completed online, in your browser window, and emailed to our office.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS that are included with the link to each form.

2nd Notice to Creditors Affected by Motions in Chapter 13 Plans


In accordance with Local Rule D.N.J. LBR 3015-1, a Chapter 13 Plan Transmittal Letter must be filed in all cases where the Plan contains motions.  Please note that the Chapter 13 Plan Transmittal Letter and documents to be attached thereto should be attached as an exhibit to the required Certification of Service filed with the court related to the Chapter 13 Plan and Motions.

Chapter 13 Plan Transmittal Letter

Certification of Service

E-Filing Instructions:

CHAPTER 13 PLAN & MOTIONS

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 e:filing.

Effective April 1, 2003, revised Chapter 13 Plan and Motions (Formally Local Form 8) must be used when filing a Chapter 13 plan. Motions to Avoid Liens under 11 U.S.C. 522 (f) and Motions to Avoid Liens and Reclassify Claims in whole or in part must be so noted in Article 6 of Chapter 13 Plan and Motions and do not require separate documentation in accordance with motion practice. The court, upon receipt of Chapter 13 Plan and Motions, will serve a copy of the plan on all interested parties and will issue a Notice of Hearing on Confirmation of Plan setting forth the confirmation hearing date and the last day to file objections to same. Motions, if any, noted in Article 6 of Chapter 13 Plan and Motions, will be returnable on the date of confirmation. Pursuant to DNJ L.B.R. 3015-1, “the debtor must, within twenty one days of the date of entry on the docket of the Notice of Hearing on Confirmation of Plan, serve each potentially affected creditor with a copy of the Plan and Chapter 13 Plan Transmittal Letter. The debtor shall file a Proof of Service of compliance with this section at least seven days prior to the scheduled Confirmation Hearing”.

For additional guidance, see Notice to Bar and Public Regarding Amended Chapter 13 Plan and Motions, New Forms (5/25/06) and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the NEW Chapter 13 Plan.