United States Bankruptcy Court

for the District of Colorado


Local Bankruptcy Rule 510

Reopening Cases

(a) Motions to reopen bankruptcy cases shall be accompanied with the payment of any prescribed filing fees. Copies of the motion shall be served upon the United States Trustee, the twenty (20) largest unsecured creditors in a Chapter 11 case, and upon any party impacted by the motion.

(b) Payment of the filing fee to reopen a bankruptcy case filed by the trustee due to the discovery of additional assets in the estate shall be payable at the time the motion to reopen is filed. The trustee may file a motion to have the payment of the fee delayed until there are sufficient assets in the estate to pay such fee. Payment of the trustee's compensation pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 330(b) shall be paid only to the extent that the reopened case filing fee was paid.

(c) An adversary proceeding to determine the dischargeability of a debt under Fed.R.B.P. 4007(b) or to effectuate a discharge under 11 U.S.C. 524(a) may be commenced, maintained and concluded whether or not the underlying bankruptcy case has been closed under Fed.R.B.P. 5009 or reopened under Fed.R.B.P. 5010. For the purposes of 28 U.S.C. 1334(b) and 1409(a), the underlying bankruptcy case, if closed, is deemed reopened and pending while the adversary proceeding is pending.

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