Helpful Bankruptcy Links
The following list contains links to legal and other resources that may be useful in your search to understand your rights and obtain help with your legal situation.
Credit Reporting Agencies – Credit Bureaus
Credit reporting agencies or credit bureaus, collect information about the financial affairs of consumers and provide it to their commercial members, such as lenders, employers and insurance companies, for a fee. In the US, there are three main credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Since most creditors belong to all three agencies, the chances are good that whatever shows up on one credit report will also appear on the others. Therefore, you usually only need to check one bureau’s records. Prior to filing a bankruptcy, it is advised that you obtain a report in order to be certain that you do not omit any creditors.
If you find problems, or if potential creditors discover them, you can take steps to rebuild damaged credit and clean up that record. If you’ve made mistakes in paying previous loans, bounced checks, made late payments or had other problems, you may still be able to reduce the amount of damage they will do to your credit with explanations or some basic repair.
CLICK ON THESE LINKS to request a copy from one of the three major credit bureaus: EQUIFAX, EXPERIAN and TRANSUNION, which allows you to obtain a free credit report from each of the major agencies once per year. If you applied for a loan and were turned down, you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report, but you must request a copy by writing the correct credit bureau within 30 days of the rejection. You should include a copy of the declined loan application with your request.
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Out-of-Area Bankruptcy Law Firms
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