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I filed for bankruptcy. How long will that appear on credit reports?

Answer:

If you filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapters 7, 11, 12, or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, that information will remain in your credit report up to 10 years from the date of entry of the order for relief or the date of adjudication. 

In certain instances, it can be reported beyond 10 years.

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