Motion to Avoid Lien
Last Updated: June 2016

11 U.S.C. 522(f)
Fed. R. Bank. P. 4003(d)

Event: Bankruptcy > Motions/Applications > Avoid Lien or Avoid Lien on Household Goods


Filing Requirements:

  • Motion to Avoid Lien

  • Notice of Motion. Usually 14 days to object unless circumstances require more or less time. Notice is sent to the parties in interest.

  • Proof of Service

  • Proposed Order (may be filed after the last day to object has expired)

To File Electronically

  1. Log into CM/ECF.

  2. Select [Bankruptcy >  Motions/Applications].

  3. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx).

  4. Select [Avoid Lien] from the event list.

    Note: When Motion is to Avoid Lien on Household Goods, select Avoid Lien on Household Goods from the event list.

  5. Select the party filer.

  6. Browse to select the Motion (.pdf file).

    Note:  The Motion, Notice of Motion, and Proof of Service may be a single PDF; or the Notice, supporting documents, and Proof of Service may be added as attachments to this document. The Motion must be the first document in your PDF.

  7. Enter the last day to object (defaults to 14 days; modify if necessary).

    Note:  Remove this date if you are not filing a Notice at this time.

  8. Modify the text as appropriate.

  9. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click [Next] to submit your document(s).

    Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.

  10. Electronically file the Proposed Order. Instructions