Section 4: How to File Proof of Claims/Reaffirmation Agreements

Filing a Proof of Claim

Proof of Claims Forms are no longer provided and mailed with the Notice of Meeting of Creditors for Chapter 11, 12, and 13 cases. Also, the Notice Fixing Time to File Proof of Claims in a Chapter 7 asset case will no longer be accompanied by a claim form. A B10 Proof of Claim form can be obtained at http://www.uscourts.gov/FormsAndFees/BankruptcyForms.aspx

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a Proof of Claim. Refer to the training module "File Claims" at http://www.wyb.uscourts to view a demonstration of this process.

  1. From the Bankruptcy Menu item, click on File Claims.
     
  2. Enter the case number in which you wish to file. You have the option to enter the creditor name on this screen or leave the Creditor Name box blank and select the creditor name in the drop down box on the next screen. Click Next.
     
  3. From the drop down box, select the correct creditor. If creditor does not appear in the drop down, you can add by clicking on Add Creditor or you can edit the creditor information by clicking on Edit Creditor.
     
  4. Once the correct creditor is selected, click Next. A pop-up box appears informing you if claims have already been filed or not on behalf of this creditor. It will also ask if this is the correct creditor. After clicking on Yes, the next screen allows you to enter the claim information, amount, and specify, if applicable, any secured or priority amounts. The Allowed section must be left blank. There are also fields for additional descriptions or remarks, if necessary.
     
  5. If the claim you are filing amends a previously filed claim, the number of the first claim will need to be entered in the Amends Claim # field. Click on the Find button to view all claims filed in this case and highlight the appropriate claim. Once selected, the amount fields will automatically populate the amounts for that claim and you will be able to edit them to match the amended claim.
     
  6. Once claim information is complete, click Next to browse and attach the PDF of your claim form along with any additional attachments. Click Next to complete the filing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filing a Reaffirmation Agreement

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a reaffirmation agreement:

  1. From the Bankruptcy Menu item, click on the Other category.
     
  2. Enter the case number in which you wish to file the Reaffirmation Agreement and click Next.
     
  3. From the drop down menu of events, select Reaffirmation Agreement. Click Next,
     
  4. The system will ask if you are filing jointly with another attorney. If you check this box, you will be prompted to select any additional attorneys. If you are not joint filing, you may leave this box unchecked and bypass by clicking Next.
     
  5. Select Party filer. Click Next.
    * If party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party to enter the party’s information. When finished entering the information, click Submit. The Party Selection screen will display again with the name of the added party available to select. Click Next.
    A screen for attorney/party association allows you to check the box to create an association. Click Next.
     
  6. The next screen allows you to browse and attach your PDF document of the Reaffirmation Agreement you are filing. If you have any additional attachments, you may select the "Yes" radio button to attach any additional documents to your Reaffirmation Agreement. Click Next.
     
  7. The name of the creditor in the Reaffirmation Agreement will need to be entered in the space provided. Also, a brief description of the type of item stated in the Reaffirmation Agreement will need to be entered. Click Next
     
  8. Once you reach the final docket text screen, ensure the text is correct and click Next.
     
  9. A Notice of Electronic Filing screen will appear which verifies the filing has been sent electronically to the court’s database and filing of the Reaffirmation Agreement is complete.

Notice of Final Cure Mortgage Payment

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a Notice of Final Cure Mortgage Payment:

  1. Select Notices.
     
  2. Ensure correct case name & number match document you are filing.
     
  3. Select Notice of Final Cure Mortgage Payment.
     
  4. Select the Party.
    * If party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party to enter the party’s information. When finished entering the information, click Submit. The Party Selection screen will display again with the name of the added party available to select. Click Next.
    A screen for attorney/party association allows you to check the box to create an association. Click Next.
     
  5. Browse, verify & attach the document (pdf file).  If you have any additional attachments, you may select the "Yes" radio button to attach any additional documents.  Click Next.
     
  6. Once you reach the final docket text screen, ensure the text is correct and click Next.
     
  7. A Notice of Electronic Filing screen will appear which verifies the filing has been sent electronically to the court’s database.

Notice of Mortgage Payment Change (No Proof of Claim Filed)

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a Notice of Mortgage Payment Change with no previously filed Proof of Claim:

  1. Select Bankruptcy.
     
  2. Select Claim Actions.
     
  3. Ensure correct case name & number match document you are filing.
     
  4. Select Notice of Mortgage Payment Change (No Proof of Claim filed).
     
  5. Select the Party filer. If Party filer not listed,
    * If party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party to enter the party’s information. When finished entering the information, click Submit. The Party Selection screen will display again with the name of the added party available to select. Click Next. A screen for attorney/party association allows you to check the box to create an association. Click Next.
     
  6. The system will then ask you: Is this notice being filed pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1(b), where a corresponding Proof of Claim has been filed? Select the radio button NO. If the party selects yes the filer will receive the message, STOP! The correct docket event Notice of Mortgage Payment Change is located under the Claim Actions.
     
  7. Browse, verify & attach the document (pdf file).  If you have any additional attachments, you may select the "Yes" radio button to attach any additional documents. Click Next.
     
  8. Once you reach the final docket text screen, ensure the text is correct and click Next.
     
  9. A Notice of Electronic Filing screen will appear which verifies the filing has been sent electronically to the court’s database.

*Note - Unlike the filing of a Notice of Mortgage Payment Change with a Proof of Claim this filing will show up on the docket report.

Notice of Mortgage Payment Change

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a Notice of Mortgage Payment Change after a Proof of Claim has been filed:

  1. Select Bankruptcy.
     
  2. Select Claim Actions.
     
  3. Ensure correct case name & number match document you are filing.
     
  4. Select Notice of Mortgage Payment Change.
     
  5. Select Party Filer.
    * If party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party to enter the party’s information. When finished entering the information, click Submit. The Party Selection screen will display again with the name of the added party available to select. Click Next.
    A screen for attorney/party association allows you to check the box to create an association. Click Next.
     
  6. Browse, verify & attach the document (Pdf file).  If you have any additional attachments, you may select the "Yes" radio button to attach any additional documents. Click Next.
     
  7. Select the claim from the claims list below.
     
  8. Is a Certificate of Service included or attached to the document currently being filed? Select the radio button yes or no. If you select no, you will need to go back & attach the certificate, then Click Next.
     
  9. Once you reach the final docket text screen, ensure the text is correct and click Next.
     
  10. A Notice of Electronic Filing screen will appear which verifies the filing has been sent electronically to the court’s database.

*Note -Filers will not be able to view this filing on the docket. However, you will be able to view this Notice in the Claims Register under the Reports menu item. You will see "doc" in the claims register under the corresponding claim number.

Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Charges

Follow the steps below to electronically docket a Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Charges:

  1. Select Bankruptcy.
     
  2. Select Claim Actions.
     
  3. Ensure correct case name & number match document you are filing.
     
  4. Select Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Charges.
     
  5. Select the Party filer.
    * If party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party to enter the party’s information. When finished entering the information, click Submit. The Party Selection screen will display again with the name of the added party available to select. Click Next.
    A screen for attorney/party association allows you to check the box to create an association. Click Next.
     
  6. Browse, verify & attach the document (pdf file). If you have any additional attachments, you may select the "Yes" radio button to attach any additional documents.  Click Next.
     
  7. Select the correct claim from the list provided and Click Next.
     
  8. The system will ask: Is a Certificate of Service included or attached to the document currently being filed? If you select No, you will need to go back and attach a certificate of service as an attachment.
     
  9. Once you reach the final docket text screen, ensure the text is correct and Click Next.
     
  10. A Notice of Electronic Filing screen will appear which verifies the filing has been sent electronically to the court’s database.

*Note - Filers will not be able to view this filing on the docket. However, you will be able to view this Notice in the Claims Register under the Reports menu item. You will see "doc" in the claims register under the corresponding claim number.