Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
If you want to pay off your plan early, you or your attorney have to contact your Bankruptcy trustee. You do not have to go to court for this.
For most Bankruptcy cases, the close occurs at the same time - or shortly after - the discharge. However, these are 2 separate events, and you will be notified by mail of each one. The automatic stay is affected by the close, not the discharge.