While bankruptcy can discharge debt obligations or adjust them so that you can effectively pay them off, elimination of those debts from your credit report isn’t automatic. Assistance with credit repair is another reason to choose Debt Advisors. We provide comprehensive debt relief services to people throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
When a client walks in our office, their credit rating is typically very low. After filing bankruptcy, there is likely going to be an improvement in your score, but it may take some time. A bankruptcy action will stay on your credit report for 10 years, calculated from your bankruptcy filing date, the legal discharge of debt should be noted on the report. If a report fails to note the discharged debt balances as zero, according to federal law, you have the right to challenge the accuracy of the information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A negative history with a zero balances on your credit report does not guarantee perpetual rejection when you want to buy a car or apply for a home loan. Credit repair is not hard, but it will take time. There are a number of things you can do to strengthen your finances after bankruptcy.
All consumers are entitled to free, annual credit reports from each major credit bureau. Proactive credit repair ensures that you avoid unfair bad credit ratings by a creditor involved in your bankruptcy.
A bankruptcy lawyer at our firm can help you rebuild your credit by ensuring your outstanding debts discharged or paid off through bankruptcy are officially removed from your credit report. Contact us today to find out more about the credit repair and other steps you can take to make a fresh start. Remember, there are no shortcuts to building strong, clean credit after bankruptcy. Contact Debt Advisorsfor the sound advice and assistance you need to make your fresh start today.