How do I file a claim in a bankruptcy case?
To obtain a claim form, please visit our website at www.txnb.uscourts.gov Select Forms and then select National Forms. Choose Part 1, and scroll down until you see B10 Proof of Claim Form. Complete the form and file it electronically in the ECF system. You must have a valid login and password to use ECF.
If the filer is not a registered ECF user, Proof of Claim forms can be submitted to the clerk's office in PDF format on a CD accompanied with the original Proof of Claim form, OR you can electronically file the proof of claim directly from our home page, without a login and password.
If you still have a mortgage on your home can the mortgage lender take your home?
We are not allowed to provide legal advice. You may seek assistance from an attorney or legal aid firm., or you can find information by searching the United States Code. A link is provided on our website.
What do I do if I uploaded an entire creditor matrix instead of just my amended creditor(s)?
Go to Creditor Maintenance and delete the extraneous creditors.
I opened a case in the Ft. Worth Division but it should have been opened in the Dallas Division. How do I correct this?
The filing party must file a Motion.
Will an ECF filer be able to use the login and password for the Northern District Bankruptcy in other Bankruptcy Courts or in the US District Courts?
Each district has it's own ECF system. ECF filers will have to obtain a login and password with each district they file in. Filers will not be able to use their Bankruptcy login and password to file in US District Courts or other Bankrutpcy Districts.
Are paralegals allowed to take the debtor attorney class?
Paralegals, Legal Assistants and law firm support staff are encouraged to attend ECF classroom training. It is recommended that the attorney and staff attend on the same date, however, it is not required.
Does an adversary coversheet need to be filed in an adversary case?
The adversary coversheet does have to be included when filing an adversary.
Although the instructions for the adversary coversheet indicate if you are filing the coversheet electronically there is no need to file a coversheet local rules dictate a coversheet MUST be filed when opening an adversary proceeding.
You can make the complaint and coversheet all one PDF document, or keep them separate. If you keep the complaint and cover sheet separate, then you will attach the complaint as the primary attachment, choose "Yes" to attachments to documents on the Browse screen, then attach the coversheet as a secondary attachment.
The coversheet can also be filed as a separate event. File under Adversary>Miscellaneous>Adversary proceeding cover sheet
I have not received my login and password to finalize the connectivity portion of the registration. How long from date of request does it take to get these?
You should receive your training login within 48 hours of the request. If not received within 48hours, contact the ECF Help Desk at email@example.com or call 214-753-2600 or 800-442-6850.
How do I clear the cache on my browser so that images are properly displayed?
In order for information to be displayed properly in ECF it is necessary to clear the "cache" or computer memory that is stored on your PC. Web browsers cache or store information about the web sites you visit directly to your PC. Caching is intended to increase the speed at which Internet pages are accessed. However, one side effect is that pages displayed from the cache may not be as new as pages available from the web. This means that you may not see updates that are made to ECF unless you clear the browser cache. The cache should be cleared frequently to avoid errors.
What type of hardware/software do I need to be able to use ECF?
Internet Service Provider
Word Processing/Document Preparation Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Software to convert documents to PDF
PACER access to view documents and run reports