How Can I Determine the Date of My Bankruptcy Discharge?

By Mary Jane Freeman

When you apply for credit after completing bankruptcy, such as a home mortgage or car loan, new lenders may want to confirm that your discharge has taken place. To provide proof of your discharge date, you'll need to obtain a copy of your discharge order.

Ways to Get the Order

Get a copy of the discharge order to determine your bankruptcy discharge date. You can request a copy from the bankruptcy court that handled your case, typically for a fee. If an attorney assisted you with the bankruptcy, he can provide you with a copy. Bankruptcy records also are available in the online database Public Access to Court Electronic Records, abbreviated as PACER.

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