You present proof that the repossession never occured. You can dispute it with the credit reporting agency.
Bankruptcy. Bankruptcy will not remove a judgment from the debtor's credit report. The judgment will still remain for the required time if it is discharged in bankruptcy, settled or paid in full. Valid judgments remain for the required 7 years. Most judgments are renewable and can be reentered on the debtor's credit report whenever that action is taken.
No. What will happen is all the defaulted accounts listed in the bankruptcy will be marked as such.."included in bankruptcy". The credit history, late payments, judgments, etc. will remain the same. In addition to the scenario in the above answer: The bankruptcy filing itself will be listed in the "public records" portion of your credit report. The disposition needs to be listed also (the discharge). The "bad marks" (i.e., the accounts) will show on your credit for 7 years. The bankruptcy listing will show for 7 years for a completed and discharged Chapter 13 bankruptcy and 10 years for a discharged Chapter 7.
You can dispute a bankruptcy to the credit bureaus. This gives them 30 days to verify it with the courthouse that filed it or it must removed from your credit report. This would only be the bankruptcy, not the items included in bankruptcy. You would have to dispute them separately. Answer No, a bankruptcy cannot be removed if you actually had one and it was discharged. Rather, it will "time out" after a set number of years. You can recover some credibility after a couple of years of paying accounts as agreed.
Yes you can remove a bankruptcy from your credit report. You must dispute it to the credit bureaus using the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify the listing or it must be removed from your credit report. A bankruptcy should only be disputed if it is erroneous or inaccurate.
If they repossessed it as part of the bankruptcy (and you didn't get it back), probably yes. However, the bankruptcy itself is a bigger black mark than the repo, especially since it can stay on your credit report longer (up to 10 years after filing, though some bureaus remove Chapter 13 after 7 years; repos only stay for 7 years).
Write a letter of dispute to the credit repository. Include copies of your drivers license, social security card, utility bill, and your bankruptcy papers showing the referenced account. Ask that the bureau remove all notations other than "included (or discharged) in bankruptcy". Request a complete credit report after the account has been corrected. Repeat, as needed.
Assuming that you properly listed the debt in your bankruptcy, the creditor should report the balance owed as zero and it should also correct your credit report to show that the debt was discharged in bankruptcy. You should send a certified, return receipt letter (keep a copy) to the credit card company and enclose a copy of your discharge. Demand that they correct this entry on your credit report. If they fail to do so, contact a local bankruptcy attorney for further assistance. Failing to correct a credit report can be a violation of the discharge order and the bankruptcy court could order the creditor to pay you damages if they fail to correct the error. You should also write a dispute to the three credit reporters: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, and have them insert it in your report, i.e. "This debt was discharged in bankruptcy on _____ (date)."
Not really. Chapter 13 bankruptcy stays on the credit report for seven (7) years (can be ten, but usually seven) and Chapter 7 bankruptcy stays on the credit report for ten (10) years. Once the term is over, you may dispute the bankruptcy with the credit bureau, however, there are no ways to remove the bankruptcy until the term is complete.