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Q: How can I search to find if an individual has filed bankruptcy?
Donald M. Hahn
Donald M. Hahn answered on Feb 10, 2015

There is a website called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) where you can search for parties in bankruptcy cases for 10 cents. However, you need to set up an account. The website is as follows:

https://pcl.uscourts.gov/search

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Q: Is it a must to have my mortgage paid before it goes into grace period when trying to file for chap 7
Donald M. Hahn
Donald M. Hahn answered on Feb 9, 2015

Paying during the grace period is still paying late. If a bankruptcy petition were filed after the date the mortgage payment was due but before the date the mortgage payment was actually made, the debtors go into the bankruptcy case behind on their mortgage. The post-petition payment should... Read more »

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Q: If I file for bankruptcy can I keep a credit card ?
Donald M. Hahn
Donald M. Hahn answered on Feb 9, 2015

You should be able to keep credit cards with zero balances at the time you file. However, that depends upon the creditor.

If you owe the creditor less than $600 and really want to keep the credit card, you may wish to consider paying it off before you file.

If you owe the creditor...
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Q: I have filed bankruptcy before and I would like to know how long do I have to wait before I can file again?
Donald M. Hahn
Donald M. Hahn answered on Feb 9, 2015

The answer depends upon the result of your previous case and the goals of your next case. If you received a discharge in your previous case and wish to receive a discharge in your next case, you must wait 8 years after filing a case where you received a Chapter 7 or 11 discharge or 6 years after... Read more »

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