How long does a discharged Bankruptcy stay on your record if you filed in 2003 in California?

Unfortunately, filing for bankruptcy has a major negative effect on your credit, which as you probably already know can effect a lot of your future money issues. Bankruptcy, whether chapter 7 or chapter 13 stays on your credit report for at least 7-10 years after filing and just because it is off does not mean that your score will automatically increase-that is something you have to work for!