If a second chapter 13 filing within 12 months then the automatic stay will be in place for 30 days only. Still, a debtor with this sort of situation may choose to motion the court to have the stay extended beyond 30 days, which motion must be set for hearing and recieve approval from the court before an extended stay is imposed.
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You are only granted 30 days from the petition date. In order to extend it, you need to file a motion requesting that it be extended and provide the reason why it is necessary for the success of your present Chapter 13 case.
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Also it is important to know that you have to get the order signed before the expiration of that 30 day period. In some Jurisdictions such as the Northern District of California, you can do that with what we call a "scream or die" motion which means you may not have to have hearing unless their is an objection to your motion. As well, more to the point of your question, a creditor does not have to get an order to proceed against your assets without a stay in place, but many of them do come into Court and get a "comfort order".