What is the length of time a bankruptcy will be on my record? 9 Answers as of July 04, 2013

I heard it has extended to ten years in California, will this affect people who have already filed?

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The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
It is 10 years regardless of what state or province you filed in. And yes it affects any case filed within the past 10 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
It has always been 10 years. Some took it off after 7, but they have stopped doing that. This applies to every case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2011
CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSISTANCE COALITION, INC. (DE).
CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSISTANCE COALITION, INC. (DE). | Gary Lee Lane
That would be 10 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/4/2013
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
Bankruptcy stays on your credit for a long time, ten years. At the end of the ten years it automatically drops off. The time period has been in effect for at least 30 years and hasn't changed recently.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/21/2011
Law Office of Harry L Styron
Law Office of Harry L Styron | Harry L Styron
It is true that a bankruptcy may appear on your credit report for a maximum of 10 years after you file. Some credit reporting agencies remove Chapter 13 bankruptcies 7 years after filing.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/21/2011
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