To give a thumbnail of what happened:
Former girl friend ended our relationship
She filed aggravated menacing charges using false allegations (later dropped).
3 days later she filed for protection order using same charges
I filed civil suit for willful wrong doing and personal injury based on the damage to my ability to find employment the false allegations caused. I normally can earn anywhere from $100K to $300K per year depending on how much of the year I work. I normally am responsible for projects and budgets anywhere from $50 to $750 million.
I filed 14 months later for bankruptcy due to lack of income. No one wants someone with that much responsibility with criminal charges and a bankruptcy.
She files a countersuit (after my bankruptcy was filed)
Bankruptcy attorney sends her notice of stay.
Her atty then notifies the court of bankruptcy
Court uses a standard form letter to notify that the civil case has been placed in an inactive file. Standard form assumed civil defendant filed bankruptcy and stated so.
I filed a motion to reactivate the civil case based on 11 USC 362(b)(2)(v) "regarding domestic violence". The allegations of aggravated menacing clearly fall into the definition of domestic violence.
Waiting to hear about the latest motion.