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Archive for September 2019

Are bankruptcy notices published?

bankrupt in Utah

It’s important to understand that everything filed in a bankruptcy case is a matter of public record (except confidential information, such as a Social Security number). So technically, your bankruptcy filing would be available for viewing by anyone willing to go through the steps to see it. But remember most people wouldn’t bother.

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Bankruptcy and my divorce

bankruptcy and my divorce

Bankruptcy and my divorce is something that should be timed and planned if at all possible. First you have to understand that these two distinct legal actions (bankruptcy and divorce) will not take place simultaneously in the same court. Bankruptcy is part of the Federal Court System and divorce is part of a State Court System. You need to understand and your marriage status (including expenses and income) can greatly impact the type and outcome of filing for bankruptcy.

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Does bankruptcy show on credit report?

bankruptcy and your credit report

Does bankruptcy show on credit report? The bankruptcy public record will remain in your credit report for up to 10 years from the filing date. Chapter 13 bankruptcy remains for seven years and Chapter 7 remains 10 years. Accounts included in the bankruptcy will have their status updated to show that they are included in the bankruptcy. They will be deleted seven years from the original delinquency date of the account. The accounts usually are deleted before the bankruptcy public record because in most cases they are delinquent prior to bankruptcy being filed.

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