Convert Ch. 13 to Ch. 7, 11 or 12/Sua Sponte Order

Rev. 09/30/14
MOTION TO CONVERT CHAPTER 13 TO CHAPTER 7, 11 or 12/SUA SPONTE ORDER
 
Overview:
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1307(a) the debtor may convert a case under this chapter to a case under chapter 7.
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1307(c) 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, 11 or 12 for cause.
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1307(d) on request of a party in interest, at any time before the confirmation of a plan under section 1325, and after notice and hearing, the court may convert a case under this chapter to a case under chapter 11 or 12.
 
Under 11 U.S.C. Section 1307(f) the court may not convert a case under this chapter to a case under chapter 7, 11 or 12 if the debtor is a farmer, unless the debtor requests such a conversion.
 
The filing should be accompanied by the Motion and a Proposed Order (unless filed as an Election to Convert).  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 a motion or election being filed. Filing fee is not required. 
 
Codes, Rules and Forms:
 
Bankruptcy Code:
Bankruptcy Rule:
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/Application/Contested Matters, 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:    Court

       C.       Service:           Matrix