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How much will your credit score drop when you file bankruptcy?

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2006-03-27 17:26:24
2006-03-27 17:26:24

Aside from the bankruptcy remaining on your credit record for 10 years, your score may drop significantly. Hard to say with specificity since I don't know what it is to start with. Even if the drop is not very far, you will probably experience problems renting property, opening and/or maintaining a bank account, and in some cases a job. If you haven't filed yet, don't do it! Work it out with your creditors in writing and pay the debt off. A bad credit score will come off your credit record in 7 years and will not hurt you as deeply (in my opinion). Companies will generally work with you if they see that you did the responsible thing by working through the difficulty.

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