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PROCEDURE MANUAL FOR THE
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

NOTE: Forms are generic suggestions. Parties and their attorneys should revise them to address their unique circumstances of each case.


For all questions, comments, or suggestions on the Procedure Manual or The Source,
please email: flmb_procedures@flmb.uscourts.gov

Table of Contents:

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  Forms:

  Adversary Proceedings:

Adversary Closing

Procedure:

Adversary Dismissals

Procedure:

Amended Complaint

Procedure:

Answers - Adversary Proceedings

Procedure:

Appeal Cover Sheet

Procedure:

Case Opening and General Processing - Adversary Proceedings

Procedure:Samples:

Default - Adversary Proceedings

Procedure:Samples:

Motion for Refund of Filing Fee

Procedure:Samples:

Motion for Summary Judgment

Procedure:

Motion to Compel - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:

Motion to Determine if Proceeding is Core - Adversary Proceedings

Motion to Extend Time - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:

Negative Notice - Adversary Proceedings

Procedure:

Summons - Adversary Proceedings (Includes Alias Pluries and Third Party - Involuntary Summons)

Third Party Complaint - Adversary Proceedings

Procedure:

Transcripts - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:


  Bankruptcy:

2004 Examinations - Motions and Notices

Procedure:

Accompanying Orders List

Procedure:

After Hours Filing Procedure

Procedure:

Amendment to Schedules

Procedure:

Appeal Cover Sheet

Procedure:

Application for Compensation - Chapter 7

Procedure:

Application for Compensation - Chapter 11

Procedure:Samples:

Application for Compensation - Chapter 13

Procedure:

Application for Payment of Filing Fees in Installments

Application for Waiver of the Chapter 7 filing Fee or to Proceed in Forma Pauperis

Application to Employ

Procedure:

Attorney Notices of Hearing

Procedure:

Auditors Reports

Procedure:

Ballot Tabulation

Procedure:Samples:

Becoming An Electronic Filer

Procedure:

Case Opening - Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13

Procedure:

CD Requests - How to Request a CD of Courtroom Digital Audio

Certified Copies

Procedure:Forms:

Chapter 13 Model Plan

Procedure:Helpful Information:

Conversion and Reconversion

Procedure:

Directions for Filing Evidentiary Exhibits

Procedure:Samples:

Discharge - Chapter 7

Procedure:

Discharge - Chapter 13

Procedure:

Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing

Procedure:

Emergency Matters (including Certificate of Necessity)

Procedure:Forms:

Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

Procedure:

Expense Reimbursement Plan for Pro Bono Representation by Appointment

Health Care Cases - Patient Care Ombudsman

Procedure:

How to Become a Mortgage Modification Mediation Mediator

Interpreter Services

Procedure:

Involuntary Case Opening and General Processing – Chapter 7 and 11

Mailing Instructions

Procedure:

Mortgage Modification Mediation

Procedure:Samples:Helpful Information:

Motion for Adequate Protection

Procedure:

Motion for Exemption from Completion of Financial Management

Motion for Final Decree - Chapter 11

Motion for Hardship Discharge - Chapter 13

Procedure:

Motion for Order Confirming Absence or Termination of Automatic Stay

Motion for Payment of Unclaimed Funds **UPDATED**

Procedure:Samples:

Motion for Refund of Filing Fee

Procedure:Samples:

Motion for Relief from Stay - Chapter 7

Motion for Relief from Stay - Chapter 11

Procedure:

Motion for Relief from Stay and Motion for Relief from Co-Debtor Stay - Chapters 12 and 13

Motion for Summary Judgment

Procedure:

Motion for Turnover

Procedure:

Motion for Waiver of Credit Counseling Requirement

Motion to Administratively Close Chapter 11 Individual Case

Motion to Administratively Reopen Closed Chapter 11 Individual Case

Motion to Allow Witness to Testify by Video

Procedure:

Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Approve Compromise or Settlement Agreement

Motion to Assume or Reject Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases

Motion to Avoid Lien

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Compel - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:

Motion to Continue or Reschedule 341 Meeting

Procedure:

Motion to Declare Secured Claim Satisfied and Lien Released

Motion to Determine Adequate Assurance for Payment of Utility Services

Motion to Determine Secured Status - Value (and Strip Lien if Applicable)

Motion to Excuse Debtor Appearance at 341

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Extend Automatic Stay

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Extend Time - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:

Motion to Impose - Reimpose Automatic Stay

Procedure:

Motion to Modify Confirmed Plan

Procedure:

Motion to Redact and Restrict Access to Information

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Redeem

Procedure:

Motion to Reserve Asset from Abandonment

Procedure:Samples:

Motion to Retain Tax Refund - Chapter 13

Procedure:

Motion to Sever or Bifurcate

Procedure:

Motions to Sell (including free and clear of liens), Motions to Lease Property, and Reports/Notices to Sell

Negative Notice - Main Case

Procedure:

Notice of Abandonment by Trustee

Procedure:

Notice of Final Report and Processing - Chapter 7

Procedure:

Notice of Limited Appearance of Additional Counsel and Rule 2016 Statement

Objection to Claims

Procedure:Samples:

Objection to Debtor's Claim of Exemptions

Procedure:

Post Confirmation Avoidance & Claim Litigation Form

Procedure:

Presumption of Abuse - Chapter 7

Procedure:

Presumptively Reasonable Chapter 13 Attorney Fees

Procedure:Samples:Helpful Information:

Proof of Claim

Procedure:

Proposed Orders

Procedure:Samples:

Reaffirmation Agreements and Related Papers - Chapter 7

Response - Objections to Motions and Applications

Procedure:

Schedules Statements Plan Received After Filing

Procedure:

Sealed Papers

Procedure:Samples:

Suggestion of Death

Procedure:

Telephonic Appearances

Procedure:

Transcripts - Bankruptcy and Adversary

Procedure:

Transfer of Claim and Withdrawal of Transfer of Claim

Waiver of Discharge - Chapter 7

Procedure:

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PROCEDURE MANUAL
FOR THE
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA


This Procedure Manual generally explains procedures uniform district-wide. Parties and their attorneys should use this as a reference guide.

NOTE: Forms are generic suggestions. Parties and their attorneys should revise them to address their unique circumstances of each case.