Q: Why is Florida public record showing a judgement that was re-recorded before my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy was discharged.
Does a specific part of my petition need to be sent to Florida's public record agency? Civil circuit court has one document attached and the judgement is closed showing a zero balance.
A: They probably have not been notified. Send a copy of your petition and discharge to the agency showing it and they will likely correct it.
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A: Was your judgment released in your bankruptcy, or only the debt? If it was only the debt, then typically the judgment remains to cause you grief later if you refinance or even buy a home or otherwise need to access your credit. If the judgment itself was not released then you should call your lawyer to see if you can reopen the bankruptcy to have it released. There is also a state court process to release judgments not released in bankruptcy but it can be more expensive than handling within bankruptcy. If you can't do either of the above, at least record your Discharge Order where the judgment is recorded.
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