Convert Ch. 11 to Ch. 7/Sua Sponte Order

Rev.  05/08/19
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1112(a) the debtor may convert to a case under chapter 7 unless, the debtor is not a debtor in possession; the case originally was commenced as an involuntary case under this chapter; or the case was converted to a case under this chapter other than on the debtor’s request (fee due upon conversion).
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1112(b) a party in interest may request that the case be converted to a case under chapter 7.
These matters must be set for a hearing within 30 days and the court must decide the motion not later than 15 days after the commencement of the hearing, unless the movant expressly consents to a continuance for a specific period of time or compelling circumstances prevent the court from meeting the time limits.
There is no fee due if the UST or any U.S. Government agency filed the motion. There may be no fee due if the trustee files a certification that there are no funds available from the estate.
This filing is self-scheduled and should be accompanied by the Motion, Notice of Motion, and Proposed Order.  When required by Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-3, a Certificate of Service must also be filed.
For self-scheduled Matter Hearing Dates (CHS), please click here.
For order format, please see Proposed Orders
The Judge may convert a case without a motion being filed.  Filing fee is not required.
Codes, Rules and Forms:

Bankruptcy Code:

1112(a) or (b)

Bankruptcy Rule:

1017; 1019(2); 1019(5); 2002(a)(4)

Local Rule:


Local  Form:


CM/ECF Event(s):
            Miscellaneous, Post Petition Debts pursuant to FRBP 1019(5)
            Motions/Applications, Dismiss Case/Party and/or Convert Ch 11 to Ch 7 (11 USC 1112(a) OR (b))
I.     Noticing:

       A.       Type:              Filed by the debtor -- Semi-Passive - 21 day language -- hearing no later than 30 days after filing of the motion
                                        Filed by a party in interest -- Hearing Required - 21 day language -- hearing no later than 30 days after filing of the motion

       B.       Who Serves:  Movant

       C.       Service:         Matrix