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Life After Bankruptcy and Importance of Bankruptcy Records

Why you need copy of bankruptcy records?

Bankruptcy filer typically request a copy of their bankruptcy petition,  discharge and/or final decree when they are applying for a new loan or refinancing.  Creditors / Lenders want to see the petition to see what was included in the bankruptcy.  They want to see the bankruptcy discharge to make sure that the applicant has finished his/her bankruptcy case and applicant don’t owe the debts anymore.  This apply to all bankruptcy cases either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases filed. If you lost your bankruptcy discharge papers and you need copies of your bankruptcy documents?

How do you get another copy of bankruptcy records?

At first place it is advised to contact your attorney. If your attorney is not reachable then contact the clerk or administrator of the court where the bankruptcy was discharged for your records. Or if your in a hurry you can go to one of the online retrieval services if you live out of the state you filed in. There are several good ones. The cost is minimal and you can usually get them back via email within a couple of hours. The one I have used in the past is www.bankruptcylive.com.  They are super fast in retrieving and sending records by email, friendly and cheapest service provider online.

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Bankruptcy records are public records

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