Lake Station, IN asked in Bankruptcy for Indiana

Q: I filed chapter 7, it was discharged, I'm still paying my mortgage but on my credit report it shows closed-derogatory

Discharged in 2012, do I do anything about this or will it just make it worse.

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Tyler Cumbo

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Lexington Park, MD

A: If you have made your mortgage payments on time you should file a dispute and request the credit bureau to include an explanation on your report. Unless you signed a reaffirmation agreement that was approved by the Court the lender will not report anything to the credit bureau. If you did not sign such an agreement you may want to ask that the debt be reported as included in your bankruptcy but that you have made your payments on time.

Timothy Denison

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Challenge the entry on your credit report and rovide them a copy of your reaffirmation agreement and your payment history since discharge.

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