A motion for relief from stay is a creditor asking the bankruptcy court
to remove the bankruptcy stay for a particular purpose. Generally, before the signature line it will have a paragraph indicating the purpose.
In most cases when it is from a lender who wants to foreclose, it is just so they can complete the foreclosure.
When a creditor is challenging the bankruptcy or discharge or particular debt, they file a Complaint to Determine Dischargeability or Entitlement to Discharge. This is an adversary proceeding, and they aren't very common. It is not the same as a motion for relief from stay.
As far as court dates, generally the parties should appear for all court dates even if its just to say that they don't oppose the motion.
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