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Guide to Rules, Proceedings and Hearings
for the Western District of Wisconsin

These guidelines are for reference purposes only and should not be relied upon instead of the Bankruptcy Code and/or Bankruptcy Rules. Parties are advised that they should consult the applicable Code sections and/or Rules. Rev. 9/98. Filing fee amounts effective 11/21/12.

Type of Proceeding

Rule

Code

Pleadings to be filed

Notice

Notice sent to Whom?

Filing Fee
(If Applicable)

Abandonment, Request
by Party in Interest
6007(b) 554(b) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1) $176.00
Abandonment, Request by Trustee or Debtor in Possession (Chapter 11) 6007(a) 554(a) Notice of Intent
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Adequate Protection 4001 361 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest plus 20 largest unsecured creditors if no committee was appointed, Rule 4001(d)(1)(1)  
Adjourn Hearing     Eau Claire
Motion
Affidavit in Support
Proposed Order

Madison
Notice of hrg. in blank

If approved, clerk's office will reschedule hearing Parties in interest(1)    
Administrative Expenses 2002(a)(6) 503 Application
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(6) All creditors, Rule 2002((a)(6)(2)  
Appeal 8001
8002
8004
Title 28 158 Notice
(official form 17)
Notice must be filed within 14 days of entry of judgment, order or decree Parties in interest(1) $298.00
Appear Pro Hac Vice     Eau Claire
Motion
Proposed Order

Madison
Judge Martin suggests that the attorney become admitted through district court channels

No notice required but courtesies should be observed    
Assume or Reject 6006 365 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14-21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Avoid Lien 4003(d) 522(f) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14-21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Cash Collateral, Use of 4001(b) 363 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest plus 20 largest unsecured creditors if no committee was appointed, Rule 4001(b)(1)(1)  
Claim (Chapter 11), Motion to Set Bar Date 2002(a)(7) 3003(c)(3)   Motion
Proposed Order
No notice required but courtesies should be observed

Copy of the order must be sent to all creditors, Rule 2002(a)(7)
   
Claim, Objection to 3007 502 Objection
Affidavit in Support (Madison only)
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
30 days to object, Rule 3007 Parties in interest(1)  
Compel     Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Compensation 2002(a)(6) 2016 330
331
328
Application
Itemization
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(6) All creditors if the amount requested is over $500.00, Rule 2002(a)(6)(2)  
Compromise or Settlement 2002(a)(3)
9019
  Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(3) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(3)(2)  
Consolidation 1015 302 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)   
Contempt 9020 105 Eau Claire
Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing


Madison
Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank

Eau Claire
-Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time

Madison
-Clerk's office will schedule hearing

Parties in interest(1)  
Conversion, Request by Debtor              
Any Chapter to - Chapter 7   1017(f)

706(a)
112(a)
1208(a)
1307(a)

 

Motion and Order No notice required unless case was previously converted. If case was previously converted, 21 days to object to all creditors.  

$15.00 to convert a chapter 11 to a chapter 7

$25.00 to convert a chapter 13 to a chapter 7

$60.00 to convert a chapter 12 to a chapter 7

To  - Chapter 11/12/13 1017(f) 706(a)
112(a)
1208(a)
1307(a)
Motion and Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, rule 2002(a)(4)  

$922.00 for chapter 7 to convert to chapter 11

no charge to convert a chapter 12 to a chapter 11

$932.00 for chapter 13 to convert to chapter 11

no charge for chapter 12 to convert to chapter 13

Chapter 12/13 to Chapter 7 1017(f)(3) 1208(a)
1307(a)
Notice of Conversion No notice required but courtesies should be observed     
Conversion, Request by Party in Interest
  
           
   - Chapter 7 1017(f)
2002(a)(4)
706(b) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002 (a) (4) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2) $15.00 to convert to chapter 7
   - Chapter 11 1017(f)
2002(a)(4)
1112(b) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002 (a) (4) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)  
   - Chapter 12 1017(f)
2002(a)(4)
1208(d) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002 (a) (4) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)  
   - Chapter 13 1017(f) 1307(c) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Credit, Request to Obtain 4001(c) 364 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest plus 20 largest unsecured creditors if no committee was appointed, Rule 4001(c)(1)    
Declaratory Judgment (constitutes an adversary proceeding) 7001(9) Variable Complaint
Summons
Cover Sheet
    $293.00(3)

Default Judgment 7055   Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Discharge, Objections to (constitutes an adversary proceeding) 4004(a) 7001(4) 727(a) Complaint
Summons
Cover Sheet
    $293.00(3)

Discharge (Chapter 12 and Chapter 13), Request for Hardship Discharge 4007(d) 1228(b) 1328(b) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing



In a chapter 13 case, all creditors must receive at least a 30-day notice, Rule 4007(d). All creditors(2)    
Dischargeability, Objection to (constitutes an adversary proceeding) 4007(c) 7001(6) 523(c) Complaint Summons
Cover Sheet
       $293.00(3)

Disclosure Statement, Approval of 2002(b) 3017 1125 Notice of Disclosure hearing 28-day notice of hearing, Rule 2002(b) Disclosure Statement and Plan are mailed with the notice of disclosure hearing(4)  
Disclosure Statement, Filing of 3016(b) 1125 Disclosure Statement Disclosure Statement shall be filed with the plan or within a time fixed by the Court Disclosure Statement and Plan are mailed with the notice of disclosure hearing(4)  
Dismissal, Request by Debtor             
   -Chapter 7 1017(a)
2002(a)(4)
  Eau Claire
Motion, Notice, AOM

Madison
Motion, Notice of hrg. in blank

21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(4)


Clerk's office will schedule hearing

All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)


All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)
 
   -Chapter 11 1017(a)
2002(a)(4)
  Motion, Notice and AOM 21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(4) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)
 
   -Chapter 12   1208(b) Motion and Order No notice required but courtesies should be observed     
   -Chapter 13   1307(b) Motion and Order No notice required but courtesies should be observed    
Dismissal, Request by Party in Interest             
   -Chapter 7 1017(f) 2002(a)(4) 707 Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(4)
All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)
 
   -Chapter 11 1017(f) 2002(a)(4) 1112(d) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(4)
All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)
 
   -Chapter 12 1017(f) 2002(a)(4) 1208(c) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing 21 days to object, Rule 2002(a)(4)
All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(4)(2)
 
   -Chapter 13 1017(f) 1307(c) Motion, Notice and Affidavit of Mailing Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Emergency/Expedited Hearing, Request for     Motion
Motion for Expedited Hearing
Affidavit in Support
Certification Regarding Request for Emergency Hearing (Eau Claire only)
Proposed Order
If approved, clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Employ 2014 327 Application Affidavit of Disinterest
Proposed Order
  U.S. Trustee  
Examination Under Rule 2004 2004   Motion
Proposed Order
  Parties in interest(1)  
Examiner, Request to Appoint in a Chapter 11 9014 1104 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Exemptions, Objection to 4003(b) 522 Objection Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Extend Plan Payments (Chapter 13)   1322(d) 1329(c) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)   
Extend Time to File Plan 9006 1121(d) 1221 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Extend Time to File Schedules 9006   Motion
Proposed Order
  Trustee and U.S. Trustee  
Filing Fees, Request to Pay in Installments (individuals only) 1006 Title 28 1930(a) (6) Application No notice required    
Final Decree, Request in a Chapter 11 3022   Application
Final Report
Final Decree
No notice required    
Injunction or Equitable Relief
(constitutes an adversary proceeding)
7065 7001(7) Variable Complaint Summons
Cover Sheet
    $293.00(3)

Intervention 2018
7024
  Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Joint Administration 1015 302 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 21 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Leave to Appeal 8003   Motion Party has 14 days to file an answer in opposition Parties in interest(1)  
Lien, Determine the Validity, Priority, or Extent of
(constitutes an adversary proceeding)
7001(2)   Complaint
Summons Cover Sheet
    $293.00(3)

Limine     Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Limit Notice 2002(i)   Motion
Affidavit
Proposed Order
No notice required but courtesies should be observed    
Plan, Confirmation of            
   -Chapter 11 3020(b)
2002(b)
1128
1129
Notice of Confirmation hearing
28-day notice of hearing, Rule 2002(b) All creditors, Rule 2002(b)(5)
 
   -Chapter 12 3015
2002(a)(8)
1224
1225
Notice of Confirmation hearing
21-day notice of hearing, Rule 2002(a)(8) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(8)(2)  
   -Chapter 13
(hearing is held only if objections are filed)
3015
2002(b)
1324
1325
Notice of Confirmation hearing
28-day notice of hearing, Rule 2002(b) All creditors, Rule 2002(b)(2)  
Plan, Filing of          
   -Chapter 11 3016 1121
1122
Plan   Plan is sent to all creditors with the notice of confirmation hearing(5)
 
   -Chapter 12
     (12pln)
3015(a) 1221 Plan 90 days to file plan Plan or plan summary is sent to all creditors with the notice of confirmation hearing(2)  
   -Chapter 13 3015(b) 1321
1322
Plan 14 days to file plan Plan or plan summary is sent to all creditors(2)  
Plan, Motion to Modify after confirmation            
  -Chapter 11   1127 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
21 days, Rule 2002(a)(5) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(5)(2)  
   -Chapter 12 & 13 3015 1229
1329
Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
21 days, Rule 2002(a)(5) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(5)(2)  
Quash     Motion
Proposed Order
     
Reaffirmation Agreement 4008 Local Rule 4008-1 524(c) and (d) Agreement Attorney Declaration No hearing is held unless debtor is pro se    
Reconsider 9014   Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Recover Money or Property except under 554 and 725 of the Code
(constitutes an adversary proceeding)
7001(1) 542
544
547
548
Complaint
Summons
Cover Sheet
    $293.00(3)

Redemption of Property from Lien or Sale 6008 722 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Reinstate Case 9014   Eau Claire
Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing

 

Madison
Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank

Eau Claire
-Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time

Madison
-Clerk's office will schedule hearing

Parties in interest(1)
 
Relief from Stay 4001(a) 362(d) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest plus the list of 20 largest unsecured creditors if no committee was appointed, Rule 4001(a)(1)(1) $176.00
Removal, Notice of (adversary proceeding) 7001(10) 9027   Notice of Removal
Cover sheet
 
 
$293.00(3)

Reopen Case 5010 4007(b) 350(b) Eau Claire
Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing



Madison
Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank

Eau Claire
-Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time

Madison
-Clerk's office will schedule hearing

Parties in interest(1) Chapter 7 - $260.00

Chapter 11 - $1167.00

Chapter 13 - $235.00

Chapter 12-
$200.00

Sale 6004 2002(a)(2) 363 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
-or-
Notice of Intent (under $2,500) and AOM
21 days if it is out of the ordinary course of business, Rule 2002(a)(2) All creditors, Rule 2002(a)(2)(2)  
Schedules, Amending to Add Creditors

If the case is closed, it will need to be reopened.
1009   Amended Schedule (signed by debtor)
Ch. 7 - original +2
Ch. 11- original +5
Ch. 12 - original+2
Ch. 13 - original+2

Affidavit of Mailing showing service of the amended schedule and 341 notice to the additional creditors

  A copy of the amended schedule and 341 notice must be sent to the additional creditors $30.00


 



Schedules, Amending (no creditors added) 1009   Amended Schedule (signed by debtor)
Ch. 7 - original +2
Ch. 11 - original+5
Ch. 12 - original+2
Ch. 13 - original+2
    No fee required
Shorten Time 9006   Motion
Affidavit
Proposed Order
No notice required but courtesies should be observed    
Stay Pending Appeal 8005   Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Substitution of Attorneys     Stipulation Proposed Order No notice required but courtesies should be observed    
Summary Judgment 7056   Motion
Notice of hrg. in blank
Clerk's office will schedule hearing Parties in interest(1)  
Suspension of Payments (Chapter 12 and Chapter 13) - temporary     Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Trustee, Request to Appoint in a Chapter 11 2007.1 1104 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Valuation 3012 506(a) Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Venue, Change 1014 Title 28, 1412 Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time All creditors(2)  
Withdraw as Attorney for Debtor     Motion
Notice
Affidavit of Mailing
Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time Parties in interest(1)  
Withdrawal of Reference   Title 28, 157(d) Motion Upon the filing of the Motion, it will be transmitted to the District Court for a determination   $176.00


1. "Parties in interest" in a main case bankruptcy means: The debtor and debtor's attorney, trustee, U.S. Trustee, creditors' committee, and any objecting party or attorney who may be directly involved with the proceeding and should receive notice.

"Parties in interest" in an adversary proceeding means: The plaintiff and/or their attorney, the defendant and/or their attorney, U.S. Trustee, and any objecting party or attorney who may be directly involved with the proceeding should receive notice.

2. "All Creditors" means: Everyone on the mailing matrix, parties in interest, plus any other attorney or objecting party who is not listed but might be a party in interest.

3. If the United States, other than a United States trustee acting as a trustee in a case under title 11, or a debtor is the plaintiff, no fee is required. If a trustee or debtor in possession is the plaintiff, the fee should be payable only from the estate and to the extent there is any estate realized. If a child support creditor or its representative is the plaintiff, and if such plaintiff files the form required by 304(g) of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, no fee is required.

4. The plan and the disclosure statement are sent with the notice of disclosure hearing to the debtor, any trustee or committee appointed under the Code, secured creditors, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notice of disclosure hearing is sent to all creditors, Rule 2002(b).

5. At least 25 days before the confirmation hearing, the following items must be served on all creditors: order approving disclosure statement, notice of confirmation hearing, approved disclosure statement, plan and ballot. These materials will not be mailed by the Clerk's Office.