Does a judgment still stay on your credit report after 7 years if the status says filed or will it come off the credit report after 7 years regardless?
Some judgments will be removed according to the seven year time limit some will not. Many judgments are renewable, if that is the case the judgment can stay or be reentered on a CR. The "filed" indicates when the judgment became valid, and that is the date from which the seven year time frame usually begins.
Yes, a credit report only reflects the information which is reported to the 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) by Lexis Nexis which they gather from court public records. Even if a judgement is not being reported by the credit bureaus, you may still be liable for it. To find out the status of a judgement, contact the court where the judgement was placed.
When you divorce can you have your credit report reflect only half of the debt incurred on an account that was shared with your former spouse?
Most likely. Judgments are among the legal items which can be reflected on an individual's credit report. The others are tax liens, foreclosures and bankruptcies. The status (paid or unpaid) is beside the point with legal items. What is needed is for the judgment to have its' proper "disposition". This would be a Satisfaction of Judgment or an Order to Vacate Judgment (dismissal). The disposition needs to be granted in the same jurisdiction as the…
Bankruptcy information (and other legal actions like judgments) may stay on a credit report for up to ten years after the fact. If your credit report still reflects a bankruptcy after ten years, create a dispute/update request with the associated credit reporting company and include proof that the bankruptcy is older than ten years old (the state record of the original date of bankruptcy action is typically all of the proof one needs). Negative items…
Will satisfying a judgment also satisfy the corresponding open debt reported in the accounts portion of the credit report?
Your question concerns two separate issues. A judgment is a legal action that is shown in the "public records" portion of your credit. Any legal item needs its' proper disposition. In the case of a judgment, the disposition is a "satisfaction of judgment". To obtain a satisfaction, the consumer would need to contact the courthouse (same jurisdiction) where the judgment was filed, show proof of payment and follow whatever legal procedure needed. The consumer would…
How can you make the credit card company reopen an account and remove 'closed by credit grantor' from your credit report?
You can't MAKE a credit card company reopen an account. You can call the credit bureau and request that they change the status to indicate that is was closed by you and not the credit grantor. Or, you can simply put a notation in your credit report stating that the account was closed by you and not the card company.