Filing for bankruptcy does not mean that you will never be qualified for credit again, whether for a home, a car or consumer items. Many people draw back from bankruptcy as a debt relief solution because they worry that it will cause damage to their credit permanently. They tend to overlook the damage late payments, missed payments and high debt continues to cause on that rating. While bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years, you can take steps to begin reestablishing your credit the day your debts are discharged in bankruptcy.
Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy is something people do immediately after discharge. If you are facing a serious financial crisis it can seem impossible to think how you can get your credit back on track. While bankruptcy isn’t an instant or quick fix, it can help you lay the foundation for a better financial future, one where you have the credit you need with manageable debt.
Many of clients who received discharged with either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy cannot believe that they receive credit card solicitations only months after completing the bankruptcy process. Several qualify to finance a vehicle purchase soon after a discharge.
After your bankruptcy case is complete, there are some things you can do to actively improve your credit score. These include:
By taking steps to improve your credit rating, you may be able to see significant changes in a quite short amount of time.
At Lozano Law Offices, we help clients understand that there is life after bankruptcy — a life much better than the one people live under the constant stress of overwhelming debt and creditor harassment. We are proud to have helped more clients get the debt relief they need while building a plan for a better financial future.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (510) 538-7288 or contact us online. We can help you find out how the tools and protections of bankruptcy can help you build a sound financial tomorrow and put you in position to restore your credit.