Convert Ch. 12 to Ch. 7/Sua Sponte Order

Rev. 05/08/19
MOTION TO CONVERT CHAPTER 12 TO CHAPTER 7/SUA SPONTE ORDER
 
Overview:
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1208(a) the debtor may convert a case under this chapter to a case under chapter 7 (fee due upon conversion).
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1208(d) on request of a party in interest, and after notice and hearing, the court may convert a case under this chapter to a case under chapter 7 upon showing that the debtor has committed fraud in connection with the case.
 
This filing should be accompanied by the Motion and Proposed Order.  When required by Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-2, a Certificate of Service must also be filed.
 
For order format, please see Proposed Orders
 
A conversion will not be held up if the fee is due.
 
The Judge may convert a case without motion or election being filed. Filing fee not required.
 
 
Codes, Rules and Forms:

Bankruptcy Code:

1208(a) & (b)

Bankruptcy Rule:

1017; 1019(2); 1019(5)

Local Rule:

None

Local  Form:

None

CM/ECF Event(s):
 
            Miscellaneous, Election to Convert from Ch. 12 or 13 to Ch 7 (Absolute Right)
            Miscellaneous, Post Petition Debts pursuant to FRBP 1019(5)
            Motions/Applications, Convert Case
 
 
I.     Noticing:
 

       A.       Type:                Hearing Required - 14 day language – No notice is required if filed by the Debtor, the notice/motion date is the date of conversion.

       B.       Who Serves:    Clerk

       C.       Service:           Matrix